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16 Aug

Habitat Restoration on Kettle River?

Author: Travis
    Recently my chapter received a grant for $25000 as part of the Royal Bank of Canada's Blue Water Project.  The money is to be used for  habitat restoration on the Kettle River, BC's Most Endangered River two years running.  TU Canada is looking at the leveraging the initial funding into more by applying for various Match Funding programs. Hopefully we will be able to bank roll this into much more than just $25000. We at TU Okanagan are in the preliminary stages of identifying project locations for this restoration work. This video shows a possible candidate for back channel restoration. It's really nothing more than a spring seepage/backwater ditch right now.  Frank Van Oyen is the rancher who owns this property and he is interested in working with TU on this project, so we have land owner buy in. Frank told me that the channel has several small springs that comprise the flow.  We'll see if it would be a worthwhile candidate. Here is some raw footage out of a Go Pro for an idea of what we are looking at. More Later T>  

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