Saturday May 19, 2018 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Tour Location: Penticton Meeting Place: Sudbury Beach parking lot, Sudbury Avenue and Skaha Lake Road, Penticton
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Tour 49 – Penticton Oxbows Recovery

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Description Of This Tour

Join Rick McKelvey of Friends of the Oxbows to tour a selection of remnant oxbows along the floodplain of the Okanagan River between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake. Learn about the historical and recent impacts on those wetlands resulting from expanding urbanization and agriculture as well as the channelization of the river in the 1950’s. Also, hear about the progress being made to rejuvenate and restore some of their ecological function as well as the protection and enhancement of the oxbows with the support of the City of Penticton, the Penticton Indian Band and other conservation interests. On the tour, there will be opportunities to see native plants and animals (particularly birds) as well as some invasive species and their effects.


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Tour Details

Difficulty Level: 0-1

Price: $20

+ Price Includes: N/A

 Max Group: 20

Additional Items To Bring

  • Good Walking Footwear
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Binoculars; Camera
  • All-weather Clothing
  • Sun Hat/Protection


Location: Penticton

Meeting Place: Sudbury Beach parking lot

Transportation: Carpool

Age Permitted