SILT was recently presented with a donation of $1,000 through the efforts of brothers Josh and Jayk Low collecting bottles and cans in their community. “SILT is honoured to receive the benefit of Josh and Jayk’s hard work” said SILT’s executive director Al Peatt, “the boys’ community spirit and leadership is truly outstanding. SILT appreciates their support and that of everyone who donated their bottles and cans.” SILT will use the donation to help manage wildlife habitat at its R.E. Taylor Conservation Property in Olalla.
Trained crews from the Southern Interior Land Trust will be conducting shoreline assessments on Tuc-el-nuit Lake in June as part of the ongoing Love Your Lake program, aiming to help lakeside property owners learn how to protect water health and quality.
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Sickle Point, south of Penticton on Skaha Lake, must be conserved for its value as wildlife habitat. It has the highest conservation ranking (Class 1) by the Southern Okanagan Similkameen Biodiversity Conservation Strategy (Keeping Nature in Our Future).
Sickle Point’s water birch and wild rose communities support endangered wildlife such as the Yellow-breasted Chat, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Western Rattlesnake and Pallid Bat. Sickle Point is part of the seasonal path for resident and migrant wildlife, including the American White Pelican and Sandhill Crane.
The Southern Interior Land Trust supports the Save Sickle Point Committee in its effort to raise funds for the purchase of this valuable conservation property. Read more about Sickle Point and how you can help by visiting the Save Sickle Point Website.
Photo Credit: David Mai
SILT’s Ginty’s Pond wetland at Cawston BC is receiving some great collaborative management attention! Thank you to the dedicated team working to maintain this amazing natural space as productive habitat for wildlife and people!
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