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The Fund

Conservation Funds are dedicated sources of funding, held by local governments for the specific purpose of undertaking conservation projects. Environmental conservation is considered a service provided by local and regional governments, similar to services like recreation, libraries, waste management, sewer and water. Several BC regions such as the Central Okanagan, Vancouver Island and East & Central Kootenays have had great success with Conservation Funds.

In December of 2016, the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen, with public assent, adopted a bylaw to establish the South Okanagan Conservation Fund for the communities of Summerland, Penticton, Oliver, and rural electoral areas A, C, D, E and F. The funds are in support of conservation efforts to protect, enhance and restore natural areas, water, environment, wildlife, land and habitat.

Now that the Conservation Fund is established, community groups and organizations can apply to the Fund to support locally important and high priority conservation projects. The first intake for applications will occur in September of 2017.

SOSCP will assist with the administration of the granting process, and a Technical Advisory Committee with clearly established criteria will also help ensure that projects proposed contribute to important conservation goals. All of the final decisions related to fund expenditures and approval of projects will be made by local government elected officials. For more details about the Fund and the Technical Advisory Committee, click on the Terms of Reference below.

Our family loves the outdoors. My hope is that others see nature as a treasure beyond compare, something precious and worth caring for.

 

Josee Bergeron
Okanagan Blogger, mom of three

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We have the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen. It’s so important we work together to preserve it.

Natalie Minunzie
Long-time Okanagan resident

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