Conservation fund results in $7.4 million investment

A South Okanagan initiative created by the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has resulted in $7.4-million of investment in the environment over five years.

The South Okanagan Conservation Fund has now disbursed 38 grants worth just over $1.5-million since 2017 and has attracted matching funds from other sources worth $5.9-million.

“What is exciting about this fund, aside from the incredible work on the ground, is the power it has to leverage other funds from elsewhere,” said SOCF administrator Bryn White. “I think that will continue to increase every year.”

From 2022