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“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.
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Next Monthly Meeting
RDOS HERITAGE REGISTER
The RDOS’ Community Heritage Register is an official list of heritage sites that have formal recognition initiated by communities and endorsed by the RDOS Board. A Community Heritage Register: Provides formal recognition for historic places which may be man-made or natural.
Dr. Candice Gartner—Projects Coordinator, Community Services , RDOS. Candice will talk about the Regional District Heritage Register and explore some of the ways SONC might contribute to this undertaking.
Nature in Focus – A Photo Contest – Breaking News
A new category with additional prizes just added to the photo contest. The new category is Invasive Species and is sponsored by the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS). See the photo contest page for additional details.
Note also that a new payment option has been added
Our most recent newsletter is January and is available on the Honker page under NEWS.
Nature in Focus – A Photo Contest
The Club is hosting a nature photo contest open to all residents of the RDOS – you need not be a member of SONC. There are number of categories such as landscape, waterfowl, birds, wild flowers, etc. Prizes will be given in all categories with the total value of prizes in excess of $4,000. Photos must have been taken within the boundaries of the RDOS. There will be a small entry fee per photo. Entries must be made between March 1 and July 15. Get more details by clicking on the photo contest page above.
We would like to recognize and thank our sponsors for this contest: Vortex Binoculars Canada, Parks Canada, London Drugs, Penticton Western News, Burrowing Owl Winery, Waypoint Advisory Group – Raymond James Ltd, Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society, Penticton Golf & Country Club, The Nature Trust of BC, The Book Shop and The Penticton Museum.