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Free Groundwater Licensing Workshop and lunch on us!

November 6th 10:30am-2:30pm at the Midway Community Center.

Email plan@kettleriver.ca or call us at 250-442-4111 to save your spot.

For more information on what to bring to have your well registered on the spot visit


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Come visit us at the Harvest Fest. Bring the kids for River Rock Painting 🌲🎈 ...

Harvest Fest

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!!!

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The Kettle River Watershed Authority shared Christina Lake Stewardship Society's event. ...

Restoration Site Fall Planting Party

October 5, 2017, 9:00am

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.

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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. ...

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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.


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Thanks for taking the time to stop by our booth. We are back at the Rock Creek Fair today! ...

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We'll be at the Rock Creek Fall Fair this weekend. Come say hi and learn more about your local watershed! ...

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A Reminder that…

Wells Drain Rivers!

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.

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