The next instalment of the Penticton Museum Brown Bag Lecture series on Oct. 15 at noon will be a look at the Southern Interior Land Trust Love Your Lake initiative. (Contributed)

South Okanagan lake stewardship on tap at South Okanagan museum

The Love Your Lake stewardship initiative on the agenda at Penticton Museum Brown Bag lecture series

The next instalment of the Penticton Museum’s Brown Bag Lecture series on Tuesday looks at the Love Your Lake stewardship program.

The speaker is Alan Peatt, a professional biologist and the executive director of Southern Interior Land Trust (SILT), the organization that piloted the program in B.C. at Vaseux and Okanagan lakes.

The concept is to jump-start community-based actions to make the lakes more hospitable for wildlife and people, part of that being that healthy lakes start with a healthy shoreline, according to Peatt who will also speak on some of the challenges faced by lakes in this region.

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For over three decades SILT has worked to acquire the gems and jewels of wildlife habitats that act as stepping stones for animal movement through developed areas.

The hour-long presentation begins at noon in the museum auditorium and is by donation. Visitors can bring their lunch and there will be coffee, tea and confections.

Admission is by donation, suggested $2 for adults and $1 for children. The popular lecture series runs throughout the spring and fall.

Also on Oct. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. is the weekly Playtime at the Museum; this time is the focus is on apples.

Designed for kids age two to five, the program explores apple growing in Penticton over the years, learning how to wrap apples for delivery and even tasting some.


 

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