Nature Conservancy of Canada receives support from Quail’s Gate Winery

On June 24, 2010, Quail’s Gate CEO Tony Stewart announced a commitment of $75,000 over three years to support NCC initiatives. This is part of the winery’s long-term strategy to incorporate sustainable practices that benefit the environment into the company. Okanagan Program Manager Barb Pryce thanked the Stewart family for their support for conservation work within the Okanagan Ecoregion.

The Sustainable Similkameen Project.

The Sustainable Similkameen Project aims to encourage working together for the overall benefit of the valley while at the same time celebrating the diversity of the valley. Its mission is to establish a socio-cultural, economic and environmental sustainability strategy for the Similkameen Valley that will maintain and enhance the quality of the rural and small town lifestyle. This project began in September 2009 and will run until March 2010. Spearheaded by the Similkameen Valley Planning Society, it offers residents from Princeton to Chopaka an opportunity to join together and plan for a Sustainable Similkameen Valley. There are seventeen panel members for the Sustainable Similkameen Project that range in age from high school students to seniors and represent a cross-section of the whole valley.