Visit SILT Properties: Back Details of Edwards Pond In 1991, SILT purchased Edwards Pond, a former oxbow of the Kettle River located in Grand Forks. This is a 50-acre property that supports a variety of species, including an abundant population of Western Painted Turtles, which are a species of special concern in interior British Columbia. YOU CAN HELP SILT is a registered non-profit society and tax receipts can be issued for donations of cash or property or bequests from estates, so consider making a tax-deductible donation of money or land or including the society in your will, in order to further our common objectives of conserving habitat for the Okanagan’s wildlife. Learn more about how you can make a difference. SILT has no paid staff, so all donations go directly to fulfilling the society’s mandate of purchasing and restoring habitat for fish and wildlife. Instead it is operated by a volunteer board of directors.