At the F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour in Kelowna hosted by the Kelowna Chapter of Trout Unlimited the Granby Wilderness Society was granted $5,000 towards riparian restoration work along the Kettle River. The Boundary Habitat Stewards have been focusing on riparian work Kettle and Granby rivers for a few years now and this contribution is a great start towards the 2018 restoration season. This partnership between Trout Unlimited and the Boundary Habitat Stewards is because of the shared vision of healthy riparian areas so important to both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, fish, and wildlife. Everyone has the ability to contribute to this vision. As landowners along waterways leave riparian vegetation, plant new trees and shrubs, and fence out livestock. If you don’t live on the river there are many ways to contribute by volunteering on restoration days with local stewardship groups; tell your local government how important these areas are; and be diligent and report any riparian/water infractions to the RAPP line!
Come visit us at the Harvest Fest. Bring the kids for River Rock Painting 🌲🎈 ...
September 30, 2017, 10:00am - September 30, 2017, 6:00pm
The Harvest Fest is a free community event hosted by the Kettle Valley Food Co-op and the Boundary Museum. The Harvest Fest is held at the Boundary Museum on the last Saturday of September every year. This is a celebration of our harvest with family friendly activities, local food and music!
Come watch the bread baking demonstration or the blacksmith at work. Our 4 H Club will be on site again demonstrating all their hard work. Boundary Family & Individual Services Society will be providing the kids activities and a nursing area for mums. Soup will be available by donation and apple pies, coffee, fresh pressed cider, donuts, fresh veggies and preserves will be available! Come meet some of our farmers. Sign up for our Farmer Race! Make a scarecrow for our Scarecrow Contest!
See you all at our wonderful little festival!!!
Join us for the fall planting party at the CL Nature Park waterfront restoration site. Bring your favourite garden gloves and tools (labelled). Please register here by clicking "going" or at 250-447-2504 and meet outside the office in the Welcome Centre parking lot at 9 am! See you there.
Kokanee Salmon Run at Christina Lake - What an amazing experience! Thank you Christina Lake Stewardship Society and Director Randy Gniewotta for the opportunity to help out with the Kokanee Salmon Enumeration at Sander Creek. ...
High Fire Danger Rating for Boundary-Please be diligent!
Even with cooler temperatures and rain, the Fire Risk is still at Level 3. High Risk Activities include using any kind of machinery or tool that create sparks or heat. This includes chainsaw work and felling trees. To see the full list and what you can do to mitigate risks during this fire season click here.
"Senior Fisheries Biologist Tara White says they have confirmed the presence of largemouth bass in the Kettle River, downstream from Grand Forks, and are looking into additional unconfirmed reports of smallmouth bass.
“They are considered an invasive species within the Province of B.C.,” White said, adding bass prey on other fish, insects and amphibians and have the ability to take over an ecosystem. In the Kettle, Rainbow Trout would be most at risk."
"Anyone who catches a bass on the Kettle River is being asked to document where they made the catch and contact the the Fish and Wildlife Branch at 250.490.2287 or at firstname.lastname@example.org."
The Kettle River Watershed is home to a most unique aquifer system; the unconfined aquifer. The presence of gravel and silty sand underground allows the water to flow quite freely between the river and aquifer.
The first diagram shows how the water table flows in an unconfined aquifer. The well taps into the water underground and can pull water from the river. This underground reservoir is the same pool of water that connects to the surface water of rivers, creeks, lakes and ponds. Alternatively, water can also be pulled from the aquifer to the river. This kind of relationship is also known as a water table or phreatic aquifer.
The second diagram is from the Kettle River Watershed Plan Discussion Paper #3 titled Sustaining the Flow. We see how the Well in the Nursery Area of Grand Forks draws from not only the aquifer but the river itself. The blue arrows pointing towards the well on the right is pulling water from the aquifer and the Kettle River as well.
During this severe Drought season, it’s important to remember that water is almost always undervalued, thought to be limitless, and truly irreplaceable. Thank you for your efforts in conserving water for today, tomorrow and future generations. ...