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Building Okanagan Flood Resiliency: Virtual Leadership Forum

October 21, 2020

Learn about the vulnerability assessment tools, modelling techniques, and low-cost natural resiliency strategies being created to protect our region. Participating Organizations: OSLC Okanagan Nation Alliance City of Kelowna Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance Okanagan Basin Water Board City of Gibsons RDCO – Municipal Natural Assets Initiative Sponsor: Lawson Lundell

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Should Lakes Have Rights?

May 16, 2020

The Okanagan Valley is a spectacular vista of rounded hills, distant mountains, sparkling waters, and a unique ecosystem for human and non-human life to adapt and thrive. Despite its apparent permanence, the Valley and the Lake are fragile and vulnerable ecosystems experiencing accelerating pressures from unsustainable patterns of settlement, travel, and economic development. The Valley is vulnerable to insect damage,…

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The Value of a Ditch

December 4, 2019

The Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council recently hosted a series of talks from Emanuel Machado, Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Gibsons, BC and the Chair of the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI). In this talk, we learned of the progress being made by the Town of Gibsons towards ‘valuing ditches’. The Town of Gibsons was the first North American…

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