Contributed

Nature lovers wanted for Kelowna volunteer opportunities

The regional district needs your help in the parks this summer

The Regional District of the Central Okanagan is on the hunt for nature lovers.

This month, the parks services department is kicking off its revamped Volunteers In Parks program, according to a regional district news release.

It’s looking for interested residents to become trail ambassadors, nature assistants, volunteer hosts at the EECO or Gibson House, exhibit construction crew as well as encouraging stewardship opportunities for community groups.

There are two information meetings coming up at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan: Tuesday, June 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The EECO is located in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads, the release said.

“The program encourages community involvement in our extensive regional park system with the goal of helping our staff with community events, nature programs and educational displays as well as maintaining trails and facilities in order to provide the best experience for all park visitors,” communications officer Bruce Smith said.

“The wide-range of volunteer opportunities is perfect for those people who like to get out and explore our regional parks, are handy and creative and like to meet other like-minded interesting people.”

Learn more about the Volunteers In Parks program by visiting www.regionaldistrict.com/parksVIP.


edit@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

UBCO earn two golf All-Canadians

Kelowna - Samantha Copeland and Rebecca Reitsma earned national recognition

Kelowna skeet shooter wins two world titles

Bob LaRue also stands alone as only certified Level 3 skeet shooting instructor outside U.S.

Stolen vehicles found in Lake Country after collision on highway

All three vehicles were towed from the scene. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Wanted Prince George man found after break and enter in Kelowna

The 39-year-old Prince George man was taken into police custody without incident.

Do you own this dirt bike? Kelowna RCMP are searching for owners

The dirt bike was found abandoned last Monday

VIDEO: First legal cannabis purchases as midnight strikes in eastern Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador was the first province to kick off the sale of cannabis, just after midnight local time

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

UPDATE: B.C. man who swam naked with sharks arrested

David Weaver, of Nelson, will face mischief and assault charges

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Most Read