Fisheries consultant Brian Jantz shows off a Kokanee as he prepares to harvest its eggs for the Penticton Flyfishers hatchery program last fall. Steve Kidd/Western News

Fisheries consultant Brian Jantz shows off a Kokanee as he prepares to harvest its eggs for the Penticton Flyfishers hatchery program last fall. Steve Kidd/Western News

Saturday tour explores creek ecosystem

How about a walkabout on Penticton Creek?

Penticton residents have a chance to learn more about Kokanee salmon this weekend at Penticton Creek.

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The walk starts out at the fish trap in Penticton Creek, next to the Penticton Art Gallery, at 9 a.m. on Sept. 22. Bruce Turnbull, a member of the Penticton Flyfishers and the city’s creek restoration committee, will conduct the tour and explain how Kokanee make use of the creek. The chat will also include an overview of the ongoing restoration work on the creek.

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“We look forward to meeting local residents who are interested in learning about the Penticton Creek ecosystem, its aquatic wildlife and its supporting habitat, along with the work being done to protect it,” said Bryn White, a member of the Penticton Creek and Ellis Creek Restoration Committee.


Steve Kidd
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