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  • Osoyoos couple wins $6,000 prize to WaterWise their yard

    KELOWNA - As people start turning off their outdoor taps and irrigation systems get blown out, the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program is winding up its Make Water Work campaign for another year. But not before announcing this year’s Grand Prize winner of a $6,000 WaterWise yard upgrade – Rob Abbott and Felicia Taylor of Osoyoos.
  • The Communities in Bloom judges are coming!

    WEST KELOWNA - On July 26 and 27, the City of West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation, the Partners in Bloom, will be visited by two judges with the National Communities in Bloom competition. The judges will evaluate the Partners on environmental action, urban forestry, landscape, heritage conservation and floral display.

    “West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation are truly magical places, both to visit and to live.
  • Satisfy your soil with OgoGrow and GlenGrow

    KELOWNA - Everything is coming up roses, daisies and tulips. The recent rain might have put a crimp in your outdoor plans, but it’s helping to green up Kelowna – and luscious greens start with healthy soil.

    The City of Kelowna uses OgoGrow and GlenGrow to enrich the soil in City-maintained flower beds. OgoGrow and GlenGrow are both locally made compost.
  • Water conservation and quality improvement grant awards, 2014

    Regional District North Okanagan
    Available funds: $57,000   Total Requested: $45,700   Recommended Funding: $45,700

    Project Title:
    North Kalamalka Lake Intake Protection Zone Storm Water Reclamation Project
    Organization:
    Greater Vernon Water
    Project Goals:
    Kalamalka Lake is a major domestic water source for Greater Vernon, providing about 40% of water to customers.
  • Compost Bin Pre-Sale and Free Rain Barrel Workshops

    Working with a series of business and municipal partners, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen invites residents to pre-purchase compost bins and attend free workshops on composting and rainwater harvesting across the RDOS.

    Residents can pre-purchase compost bins or Green Cones from participating locations from March 1 to 23. Pre-purchased bins will then be available for collection by April 22, Earth Day. 
  • Recycle Your Plant Pots

    Remember to lift the blue lid of your recycling cart after you’ve done any gardening around your home. If you’re not going to re-use them, those plastic flowerpots and plant trays can all be recycled.

    Everything from large nursery flowerpots for shrubs and trees to small planting trays for annual bedding plants, perennials, vegetables, and herbs can all be recycled. Simply rinse or wipe out the dirt and put the plastics in your recycling cart.

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