The valley bottoms of the South Okanagan-Similkameen are home to some of the most imperilled ecosystems in Canada. Using native plants in landscaping provides much-needed habitat for local wildlife and important movement corridors for animals in the region.
The Osoyoos Desert Society and the Osoyoos Golf Club have an on-going native landscaping partnership. Each year, Desert Society volunteers remove invasive weeds at the golf course and plant native species like rabbitbrush, yarrow and golden aster. These drought-tolerant native plants reduce the need for watering and help provide food and shelter for native wildlife.
Our thanks to the Osoyoos Golf Club for partnering on this project.