District of Sicamous
The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) has confirmed that the algal bloom that affected Shuswap Lake at Salmon Arm Bay, Tappen Bay, Canoe, and Herald this summer has ended.
“Monitoring the algal bloom was ongoing up until the end of September,” said Erin Vieira, the SWC’s program manager.
“There were a few different organizations involved in monitoring the bloom, all of whom are partners in the SWC,” Vieira explained.
To extend the Shuswap Watershed Council service for an additional three years
A bylaw to establish a service to collaborate, promote, protect and monitor water quality in the Shuswap Watershed.
Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Directors adopted a bylaw extending the services of the Shuswap Watershed Council for a three-year term until the end of 2023 following approval from the Inspector of Municipalities.
The Eagle Valley Arts Council is another step closer to replacing the heating system and furnace at the Red Barn Centre in Sicamous after Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Directors approved funding for the project.
The Board authorized a contribution of $26,320 from the Sicamous and Electoral Area E Economic Opportunity Fund towards replacing the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in the facility.
After a year of research, a draft development plan for the greenway rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong has identified some challenges that will require additional work and increase the total cost of the project.
The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) has just released a summary report about recent water quality
monitoring throughout the watershed.
The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) is awarding five grants this year to help farm businesses in the Shuswap watershed improve nutrient management, and ultimately protect water quality by reducing nutrient-loading to creeks and rivers.
The total value of the grants being awarded is $65,470. The expense was approved at the June 17 SWC meeting, with grants being awarded to the recipients pending site visits to the farms.