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Penticton Environmental Science Class visits the Oxbows

As part of the EESC 101 class on the Penticton Campus, students visited one of the local oxbows that was created by the channelization of the Okanagan River in the mid-1900’s. The field trip was lead by members of Friends of the Oxbows, a local volunteer group working to increase awareness and understanding of these features.

EESC 101 Students examining studying oxbow habitat

EESC 101 Students examining studying oxbow habitat

The trip included discussions about the formation and status of the oxbows, local species that use the oxbows, threats and plans/opportunities for restoration and enhancement. In addition, students gained experience in water sampling and basic water quality testing.

Friends of the Oxbows member Ray Halladay discussing wildlife habitat use of the oxbows.

Friends of the Oxbows member Ray Halladay discussing wildlife habitat use of the oxbows.

The EESC 101 class would like to thank Friends of the Oxbows members Bob Anderson, Ray Halladay and Allan Garland for leading the tour and helping us learn about this unique local habitat.

Oxbow along Warren Avenue in Penticton

Oxbow along Warren Avenue in Penticton

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