OCCP is working in collaboration with RDCO, RDNO, and the Districts of Coldstream and Lake Country and the Okanagan Similkameen Evasive Species Society (OSESS) to investigate the long-term potential threats of boating activity on lake water source protection for the municipal and domestic intakes on Wood Lake and Kalamalka Lake.

With the financial support from OCCP and OBWB, the Action Team hired Ecoscape Environmental Consulting and Larratt Aquatic to identify the spatial distribution of boating activity and determine key factors that may increase the risk of contamination for source water intakes, such as sediment disruption and spills.

During August and September OCCP coordinated the volunteers who monitored the boating activity during peak use throughout the week.  The report will be completed in the spring of 2017.

OCCP would like to thank the volunteers who helped make this project possible.