Property Bus Tour a Huge Success
One of SILT’s most recent projects was a bus tour of some of its South Okanagan properties for donors, complete with lunch and a wine tasting at Hester Creek Estate Winery to wind up the day.
The tour bus was full and there were plenty of questions of executive-director Al Peatt, ecologist Don Gayton and biologist Jason Jones, along with some of the many experienced naturalists on board.
A surprise announcement was made when the bus stopped at SILT’s most-recent acquisition, the 41-acre Bourguiba Spring property. Steinar Johnsen, who owns the neighbouring property, announced that he intends to donate 14 acres of property to be added to the Bourguiba Spring property.
Supporters also viewed work being done to restore Ginty’s Pond in Cawston by SILT, the B.C. Wildlife Federation, Lower Similkameen Indian Band, Province of BC and local volunteers.
All of SILT’s properties are open to the public for non-motorized use and enjoyment that does not endanger the natural features of each.
Photo by Dianne Bersea