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About Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club

CONC is a naturalists’ club based in Kelowna, BC, part of the Central Okanagan. Please note that we are a group interested in birds, botany, cycling, hiking, and snowshoeing (in the appropriate seasons); we are not interested in running around naked.

We organize a variety of weekly activities and hold monthly meetings to discuss club business and see a presentation on a topic of interest to the club. A few members, active or retired professionals, produce scientific articles. Details are available on the About Us page.

Many members participate on local, regional, and provincial bodies whose interests reflect the club’s.

CONC is involved with December/January Christmas Bird Counts, the January Sweagle (swan and eagle) Count, and with the May/June Okanagan Mountain Park Critter Count.

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Membership information is available on the About Us page.

Upcoming activities

CONC is hosting the 2018 BC Nature Fall General Meeting. Details and registration materials are on the FGM 2018 page.

Wednesday hikes (and Saturday hikes and Friday bicycle trips) are described on the Hiking page.

Thursday birding trips, Saturday birding trips, and the spring and fall Monday trips are described on the Birding page.

Friday botany trips are described on the Botany page.

Monthly Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at 7:00 p.m., with a picnic in June

11 September 2018

A River Film: Understanding the flows and management of the international Okanagan Basin

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna

Speaker: Anna Warwick Sears

About the presentation: The award-winning documentary, “A River Film,” was made through a partnership of the International Joint Commission, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the Okanagan Basin Water Board. It reveals the complexities and cooperation required to balance the competing needs for water in the valley, through the seasons and across an international boundary.

About the speaker:  Anna Warwick Sears is the Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board, a watershed agency focused on water sustainability in the Okanagan. Dr. Sears received a PhD in population biology at the University of California – Davis. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Foundation of BC, and in 2015 was appointed by the International Joint Commission to the International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control.

More details on this and other upcoming CONC meetings: Upcoming CONC meetings document.

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