City of Kelowna crews will start removing non-compliant buoys on Okanagan Lake the week of July 24.
“These activities are part of a city of Kelowna initiative to ensure safe waterways, enhance the natural beauty of our waterfront and maintain a shoreline free from clutter and hazards,” said Julia Buck, manager, property management.
“This year in particular, several boats have broken free from non-compliant buoys and damaged shoreline structures.”
The initiative includes removing moorage buoys that do not comply with federal regulations.
More than 100 buoys in the water are estimated to be non-compliant.
“We appreciate residents’ cooperation and support in our ongoing efforts to maintain the Kelowna waterfront,” added Buck. “By working together, we can preserve the beauty and integrity of the lake for all to enjoy.”
The work will include portions of the lake along Abbott Street to the south of the bridge and next to Paul’s Tomb to the north.
It’s expected to take two weeks to complete, weather permitting.