Clear-cuts and Wildfires

This summer, the wildfires hit too close to home for us in Peachland. We more than appreciated the efforts of all involved in keeping the fires at bay, even the loggers with all their heavy equipment creating fire breaks. It was a great moment for the logging industry...

Farewell Patricia

With sadness, PWPA wished Director and long serving board member Patricia Dunn, and her husband farewell, as they relocated from Peachland to the coast. Patricia has been instrumental in crafting the PWPA communications strategy and her wealth of knowledge and...

Clear-cuts and Droughts, Wildfires

Do clear-cuts contribute to droughts and wildfires? These images are from Sentinel Hub satellite imagery captured on July 16, 2021. The first image shows the clear-cuts and the overlay (after) is Sentinel’s Moisture Index band showing the relative moisture of...

Member Profile: Jack Gerow

Jack bought his Peachland home some 40 years ago. Both his sons, now 33 and 30, were born at the Kelowna General Hospital.  He has made Peachland his principal residence. A few years ago, Jack learned the 50% of the Peachland watersheds were under clear-cut licensing....

Baskets & Berries

by PWPA Member, Lee Humphries I remember climbing up T.V. mountain, a small sand mound with a reception tower, racing my cousins, 3 quart baskets in hand, for the first blueberry at the very top of the hill. Those low-bush blueberries loved the acidic soil in the...