Healthy Relationships: Restoring Self & Connections

December 9th, 2022

The You Empowered Strong Program, in partnership with the South Okanagan Restorative Justice Program are hosting a bi-weekly Healthy Relationship Series. Come learn some tools to help and strengthen family and/or personal relationships.

All sessions include dinner. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions as they are cumulative. There is no virtual option to attend.

Open to all Okanagan Nation Members and Community Members Ages 15+
Please Note: Workshop is limited to 10 couples/relationships


River Restoration Workshop

July 12th, 2017

The Okanagan Nation Alliance in collaboration with many project partners have been successfully restoring spawning and rearing habitat for salmon in the Okanagan Basin for over 15 years. Traditional Ecological Knowledge, best management practices, measured stream geometry and natural habitat features have guided these restoration works. This workshop will teach the math behind the stream analysis and hydraulics that directed the restoration designs and describe the planning, construction, monitoring methods and results.

 Workshop outline:

  • Teach the calculations behind the stream analysis, river hydraulics and pool-riffle design
  • Field visits to several habitat restoration projects
  • Show the process of implementing a river restoration project from beginning-to-end (planning, designs, construction, and adaptive management)
  • Explain the projects monitoring methods and results
  • Discussion and poster sessions: hydraulic modelling, fish habitat diversity, spawning beds, riffles, fish passage at barriers, floodplain reconnection, wetland restoration

Course targeted to but not limited to:

  • Those designing or reviewing river instream works, particularly for salmon habitat
  • Environmental scientists and project managers (Biologists, Engineers, Geomorphologists, Hydrologists and Fisheries Technicians)
  • Community members and general public

Course details:

  • Date: October 3-5, 2023
  • Location: Penticton BC
  • Registration and fees: $1000
  • Payment: Email transfers (EMT), Cheque, or Invoice for larger groups. Seats will be reserved once payment is received.
  • IMPORTANT: Fee must be paid by September 12, 2023
    * Please note that any cancellation done less than 60 days before event will result in only 50% refunds returned
October 2023 River Restoration Workshop