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  • Funding Opportunity
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The North Okanagan Conservation Fund is now accepting applications for funding until the deadline: October 31 at 4:30 pm.

The North Okanagan Conservation Fund provides local financial support for projects that will contribute to the conservation of valuable natural areas and help restore and protect a healthy environment.

Examples of projects eligible for funding from the North Okanagan Conservation Fund include: 

  • Projects that can demonstrate a reduction of a known threat to:
    • Riparian, foreshore and water bodies including gullies, creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, marshes and swamps
    • Wetlands both permanent and ephemeral including wet meadows, marshes, swamps and shallow open water areas including ponds
    • Grasslands and shrub-steppe
    • Sparsely vegetated rock outcrops, talus, cliffs and slopes
    • Broadleaf and coniferous woodlands and old forests
    • Other important ecosystems such as mature forests and Seasonally Flooded Fields
  • Watersheds at important source water protection areas
  • Connectivity for natural areas and wildlife corridors
  • Native fish and wildlife habitat, including for species at risk
  • Urban and rural wild-land interface areas

Find out more at the RDNO's "North Okanagan Conservation Fund - Project Proposal" page.

Eligible projects must take place in at least one of the following Regional District of North Okanagan areas:

  • Area B (Swan Lake / Commonage)
  • Area C (BX / SilverStar)
  • Area D (Rural Lumby)
  • Area E (Cherryville)
  • Area F (Rural Enderby)
  • The city of Armstrong
  • The Village of Lumby

Map showing the boundaries of areas within the Regional District of North Okanagan

Applicants are recommended to review the North Okanagan Conservation Fund's Terms of Reference [PDF] to determine eligibility.

If you have any questions related to this fund, please feel free to contact the OCCP.

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