Projects in our Area
Okanagan Lake Signage Project
One of our first projects is an awareness based initiative to inform and educate both anglers and the general boating public about the fishery on Okanagan Lake, the species of fish present and the regulations designed to conserve them. The program involves installing specially designed signage at Okanagan Lake boat launches. We firmly believe that with increased awareness comes an understanding and respect for the lakes fishery and ecosystem, and recognition of the importance of the fishery to our local community. Phase One of the project will see the installation of the signage at the 5 major boat launches in Kelowna at Sutherland Park, Water St (KYC), Queensway, Cook Rd (Eldorado Hotel) and Cedar Creek Park. Over time and with the support of both our partners and local municipality’s, we intend to see the signage installed at Okanagan boat launches from Vernon to Penticton.
Our partners in this project are the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA), the Okanagan Salmon Community Initiative (OSCI) and the British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF).
There is limited boat access on Okanagan Lake. Okanagan Fisheries Foundation installed signage this year at these public launches
Okanagan Fisheries Foundation needs your help in preserving and enhancing our local lakes and creeks in the Okanagan Watershed and Region 8. Through your support we can help improve our fish stocks and ecosystems for the generations to come.
The only way we can improve our local fisheries is to get directly involved. Our Government listens to groups in the community who are willing to put in the effort and act. You can be apart of this change through membership, donation or contribution of your time.