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...

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...