Celebrate Our Salmon - Open House

Event Dates:
  • Sun October 14, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Event Cost: Free

Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA) and the Okanagan Nation Alliance are hosting a “Celebrate Our Salmon” open house at the Okanagan River Restoration Initiative site just north of Oliver Sunday October 14th from 1 to 3 pm. The public is invited to celebrate the return of sockeye salmon coming home after a 6000-kilometre journey to the ocean and back. Interpreters will be on hand to talk about the life cycle of the sockeye salmon, the challenges these fish face as they travel through different habitats and the efforts to restore spawning habitat in the South Okanagan.  

“There should be lots of opportunity to view spawning Sockeye salmon this year,” says Lee McFadyen who works with the Okanagan River Restoration Initiative. “Over 151,028 sockeye have passed through the Fish Passage Center at Wells Dam in Washington State. Last year barely 41,000 sockeye were recorded at Wells Dam which is the last dam on the Columbia River before fish turn up the Okanogan River.”
The event runs rain or shine at the Okanagan River Restoration Site in Oliver. Parking is available at Oliver Visitors Centre, 6431 Station Street and the site is an easy 1 km walk north along the bike and hike path. Wheelchair accessible.

 

For more information contact Jayme Friedt at 250-492-5275 or oscaecostudies@gmail.com.