Spawning kokanee ahead of schedule

Early Kokanee salmon return moves up regional parks interpretive programs.

  • Jul. 31, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Spawning kokanee salmon.

It’s the earliest known start to the Kokanee salmon spawning season.

As a result the Regional District of Central Okanagan is starting its interpretive programming three weeks earlier than normal.

The land-locked salmon have already started moving up Deep Creek in Hardy Falls Regional Park in Peachland (off Highway 97 south at Hardy Street).  Usually the first Kokanee returning to spawn don’t show up until late August.

As a result of the unexpected early arrival, starting Sunday, Aug. 7, and continuing each weekend until Sunday, Sept. 11, a parks interpreter will be at Hardy Falls Regional Park between noon and 4 p.m. They’ll have information about the life of the Kokanee and the importance of this annual rite of nature!

The interpretation program in Mission Creek Regional Park off Springfield Road will run during the same hours each Saturday and Sunday, from Aug. 27 to Oct. 2.

Weekday school tours and special presentations for community groups start Sept. 8 and may be booked by donation through the EECO (Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan).

For more information on this and other EECO and Regional Parks programs visit the regional district website regionaldistrict.com/parksevents or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.

 

Just Posted

Downtown Kelowna parking shortage more perception that reality says city

Survey finds frequent parkers not as concerned about a shortage of spaces

West Kelowna restaurant makes Top 100 list

Quails Gate has made the cut

Proposed new fire hall for Glenmore in the wrong spot says study

A review of the KFD says a new fire hall should built closer to the Glenmore commercial centre

Kelowna council defers decision on homeless development

BC Housing is revisiting original plan after concerns from local businesses

3% tax hike proposed in West Kelowna

Proposed provisional budget tax hike in line with recent annual increases in the city

VIDEO: New series takes in-depth look at sexual harassment in B.C.

Black Press takes a hard look at sexual harassment in B.C.

Trudeau appoints Supreme Court chief justice

Prime Minister Trudeau appoints Richard Wagner as Supreme Court chief justice

Liberal Hogg wins South Surrey-White Rock byelection over Conservative Findlay

B.C. riding to be represented by non-conservative for first time in decades

Rockets resume road trip with stop in Moose Jaw

Kelowna will be without Dube, Lind and Foote for Tuesday’s meeting with Warriors

Six-year-old boy needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Mother of sick Sooke boy asks government to help fund treatments

Environmental groups slam NDP decision to continue with Site C

Construction industry, meanwhile, is cautiously optimistic about how the project will look

Be ladder safe both at work and home

WorkSafeBC wants you to keep safe while hanging those Christmas lights this year

B.C. overdose deaths surpass 1,200

96 people died of illicit drug overdoses in October

A classic Christmas play with a Kelowna twist

Scrooge is transported to Kelowna in New Vintage Theatre’s new holiday play, opening Wednesday

Most Read