Visit SILT Properties: Back Details of Wards Lake Property Wards Lake Property In 1992, a 1.5-acre property overlooking Wards Lake, located in Grand Forks, was donated to SILT. This upland property adjacent to the road is now protected in its natural state and provides an important link with the adjacent wetland habitat. [Show as slideshow] 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.