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“Celebrate Our Salmon” Open House
October 15, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Interpreters share the story of the Sockeye salmons’ 6000-km journey to the ocean and back
Did you know that the Okanagan River is one of only two of the remaining Sockeye Salmon Spawning grounds in the Columbia watershed? Join Lee McFadyen and Ella Braden to learn about the many salmon spawning enhancement projects along the Okanagan River and learn more about the fascinating life cycle of ocean-going fish. Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA) and the Okanagan Nation Alliance are hosting two “Celebrate Our Salmon” open houses in the South Okanagan on the Okanagan River. The first open house is Sunday October 15th at the Okanagan River Restoration Initiative site just north of Oliver. The second open house will be Sunday October 22nd in Penticton at the Okanagan River Restoration Initiative spawning beds at the Okanagan Lake dam just south of Okanagan Lake.
Everyone is invited to celebrate the return of sockeye salmon coming home after a 6000- kilometre journey to the ocean and back. Interpreters will be on hand to talk about the life cycle of the sockeye salmon, the challenges these fish face as they travel through different habitats and the restoration initiatives throughout the Okanagan Lake watershed. The events run rain or shine. For more information contact 250 809 6774 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oliver –Sunday October 15th 1pm to 3 pm
Okanagan River Restoration Site
Parking at Oliver Visitors Centre, 6431 Station Street
The site is an easy 1 km walk north along the Oliver Hike and Bike Path. Wheelchair accessible.
Penticton – Sunday October 22, 1pm to 3pm
Okanagan River Channel, on both sides of the dam located just south of Okanagan Lake.
Parking at Loco Landing parking lot, 75