Member Profile: Taryn Skalbania

Taryn is not just a PWPA a member, she is one of the co-founders and a PWPA director. She is the driving force of the organization.  With a wealth of knowledge about both the social history of our watershed, and its biophysical story, she understands the complexities...

May 2021 New Members

As a volunteer-driven community organization, our members are the core of our existence. COVID-19 had definitely limited our ability to connect with the community in a meaningful way, but with our recent safe outdoor community events, we have had the honour of new...

Free-range Cattle in Watersheds

Summerland resident, and PWPA member Charles Parkhurst is vocal about the damage to the water supply caused by free range cattle. There are numerous problems with free-range cattle – from increased e-coli and nitrogen in drinking water caused by cow feces and...

Did You Know…Arnica

-by Dawn Boys Arnica Montana is the most common name for this Sunflower family plant. It’s also known as Wolf’s Bane and Mountain Tobacco. Arnica is found in temperate climates of North America (Canada to Mexico) as well as Central Europe and even Siberia. Here...

Peachland ForestMarch 2021 a Great Success!

 More than 40 people showed up in support of our watershed’s forests, and for forestry reform in BC, at the third annual ForestMarch, on March 19th. Demonstrators came from as far away as Pentiction to support the cause. With Peachland’s water source...

Meet Herb Hammond RPF

Herb Hammond is a Registered Professional Forester and forest ecologist with 40 years of experience in research, industry, teaching and consulting. Currently his work is carried out through Silva Ecosystem Consultants and the Silva Forest Foundation. He is best known...