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Mission Statement:
"To provide a dynamic local focus for experiencing the natural world of B.C. and for promoting its conservation"
  • Indoor meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month, September to May (except for December) at 7:00 pm in the basement of the Penticton United Church, 696 Main Street (blue church on the corner of Main & Eckhardt). Please bring your own coffee mug ---- New members always welcome.

  • Our birding, wildflower, geology, social group meets every Thursday in the north parking lot of Cherry Lane Mall (north of Warren Ave. and east of Atkinson St.) at 9 AM (SPRING hrs).

  • Field Trips are generally made in the spring and fall.
Next Monthly Meeting
no meeting June, July or Aug - Take time to show off our beautiful OKANAGAN to your friends & summer visitors

Two SONC members have recently been recognized for their dedication towards stewardship.

The Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship (OSS) is proud to announce its first annual Wildlife Habitat Stewardship Awards. The Awards recognize landowners and volunteers who have made a significant contribution towards a collaborative stewardship project on their property or have championed projects on public lands.
Anthea Bryan
Projects: too many to mention, OSS Board of Directors
Recognition: One of the founders of the SOS Stewardship Program in 1994.
Allan Garland
Projects: Ellis Basin and Riverside Marsh (Penticton) Road 22 (Oliver)
Recognition: Removal of invasive weeds, hand watering plants not on the irrigation line, garbage removal.
Conservation Committee News
The following document may be of interest to members. It deals with a proposal by the Provincial Government to change the way wildlife management is handled in BC.
South Okanagan Nature BOOKS book1
Okanagan Valley Birding Trail Guide
The "must-have" guide to the hottest birding spots in the Okanagan Valley. Thirty-two pages crammed with all the info you need to find birds in the Okanagan. With more than 320 species possible, the Okanagan has everything from ptarmigan to Sage Thrashers and lots in between.

Available now for only $4.00 plus postage & handling. To order click on books in the list above.
WELCOME to the 2016/17 Executive
President: Bob Handfield
Vice President: Lisa Scott
Treasurer: Colleen Emshay
Secretary: Marlene Hikichi (acting)
Directors: Myrna Bosomworth, Jerry Buzzell, Wendy Stewart, Jim Turnbull
Membership Secretary: Christine Anderson