Like spending time on Osoyoos Lake and want to do something to protect it? You might want to have a chat with the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society.

The society is looking for volunteers to help test the lake for invasive species such as Zebra and Quagga mussels.

“We also test the lake waters for pH, calcium levels, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, water clarity and temperature at varying depths in four areas around the lake,” said Birgit Arnstein, the society’s president.

She’s looking for volunteers to participate in training sessions in late April and early May.

“If you enjoy being on a pontoon boat; have a pleasure craft operator license, or are interested in learning new skills and are available one morning a week during the summer months, we would like to hear from you,” she said.

The training session will teach interested volunteers everything they need to know about the society’s testing process.

“Being computer literate is considered an asset, but is not essential.”

The society is committed to protecting the lake through various public education activities, including placing trash can decals and painting yellow fish at storm drains, conducting lakeshore cleanups and information meetings.

To Learn more about the society or to sign up call 250-408-5460 or email


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.