Looking back over 2016, RDOS Board Chair Karla Kozakevich said a decision near the end of the year was one of the biggest accomplishments for the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen.
Kozakevich, is the Area Director for Electoral Area E (Naramata) and said in an interview with Penticton Western News in early January, that “the creation of a regional conservation fund in December was a major accomplishment for the RDOS Board. This fund will allow for the preservation of land and species at risk through opportunities of land purchases and/or environmental conservation projects through joint partnerships.”
The Environmental Conservation Service Bylaw was adopted by the RDOS Board in December of 2016.
Kozakevich highlighted that the new conservation fund is an excellent start to more regional projects in 2017.