City of Kelowna wins SEAR award for Mission Creek Restoration Initiative!
The City of Kelowna was one of six local governments in BC to win a peer-nominated award at the 2017 Species and Ecosystems at Risk (SEAR) annual symposium in Victoria. Other winners included:
- Regional District of East Kootenay (Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund)
- Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen (South Okanagan Regional Conservation Fund)
- Thompson-Nicola Regional District (Cherry Creek Savona Official Community Plan)
- Metro Vancouver (Aldergrove Regional Park Wetland Restoration Project)
- Comox Valley Regional District (Partnership Project to update Comox Valley Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory Assessment and Map in the OCP).
The SEAR’s Local Government Working Group is a collection of more than 160 municipal, regional and provincial government workers from 90 local governments who are interested in:
- Joining conservation efforts to protect plants and animals and their habitats
- Facilitating discussions across sectors about species and ecosystem protection
- Collaborating on species and ecosystems issues
Since its formation in 2009, the group has been working together to find ways to protect species and ecosystems at risk on private and local government lands.