The Penticton Creek Restoration Committee is hosting a walking tour of Penticton Creek later this month. (Western News file photo)

Penticton celebrating the return of the kokanee

The Penticton Creek Restoration Creek is hosting a walking tour to see the returning kokanee

Something fishy is happening in Okanagan Lake Park on Sept. 21.

The Penticton Creek Restoration Committee is hosting a walking tour of the creek in celebration of BC Rivers’ Day and the return of the kokanee.

READ MORE: Penticton continues work to revitalize Penticton Creek

Residents are invited to meet at the fish fence near the entrance to the Ikeda Japanese Garden at 10 a.m. to watch the kokanee spawn, view the annual fish count and tour the habitat restoration work.

The Penticton Fly Fishers and Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC will lead the tour.

“Penticton Creek provides vital fish habitat as well as flood protection for the city,” said Bryn White, Penticton Creek Restoration Committee in a news release. “This tour is an opportunity for residents to learn more about the work that is underway to restore the creek while enjoying one of nature’s wonders.”

READ MORE: Land swap makes way for Penticton Creek restoration

Council approved the Penticton Creek Master Plan in 2018. The plan recommends replacing the deteriorating concrete channel in the creek with a more natural habitat for native fish populations while meeting today’s standards for flood infrastructure.

The work is planned to be performed in several phases over many years at an estimated cost of $30 million.

Two sections of the creek have already been restored between Ellis Street and Nanaimo Avenue.

The next restoration projects are planned for the summers of 2020 and 2021. Residents can learn more about the plans to restore the creek at www.penticton.ca.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Top employers give tips to succeed at Black Press Career Fair in Kelowna

The Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair takes place Mar. 12. at the Rutland Soccer Dome

Princeton Posse, Summerland Steam to face off this evening

Second and third place hockey teams to compete in best of seven division semifinals

Summerland Chamber and municipal staff to meet with business leaders

Summerland Business Perspectives 2020 designed to improve relationships with business community

South Okanagan mayors put their BCHL jerseys on the line

Mayors of Penticton and West Kelowna make a “friendly” wager on the BCHL series outcome.

Study continues on Summerland’s perpetual slide

Slide in Paradise Flats area has affected Trout Creek for more than 100 years

Toddler killed in Squamish grocery store parking lot

Child’s mother taken to hospital but her condition is not known

Developer of RV resort west of Revelstoke ordered to stop selling lots

The Superintendent of Real Estate has serious concerns that buyers may not receive their purchase

Police dog located accused murderer in dumpster near West Kelowna crime scene

Tejwant Danjou’s application to have his impromptu guilty plea removed was accepted by the court

Police dog located accused murderer in dumpster near West Kelowna crime scene

Tejwant Danjou’s application to have his impromptu guilty plea removed was accepted by the court

North Okanagan prays for women of Zimbabwe

World Day of Prayer celebrated in 2,000 Canadian communities, one of 170 countries

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

Trans Canada east of Revelstoke to be closed overnight

The highway will reopen at 10 a.m. Feb. 29

Leap Year means we get an extra day in February, so how are you spending it?

People online have a number of suggestions and plans on how they will be spending Saturday

Most Read