The Osoyoos Desert Society is making an impassioned plea for help to replace an aging interpretive Desert Centre building.
The society needs to raise $100,000 by mid-June to purchase a 12’x60′ modular building custom built for the site.
“Frost free days revealed how unkind winter’s heavy snows were to the aged trailers that house the Centre’s admissions and interpretive functions,” said Lee McFadyen, the society’s president.
“New roof leaks caused water damage from ceiling to floor.”
Board members removed ceiling tiles, sodden insulation, damaged flooring and repaired the leaking roof and “generous contributions” from local tradespeople made the existing trailer functional and open for the 2018 season.
But, said Ms McFadyen, this “is a one-season fix and the trailers must be replaced in October if we are to continue with our mandate.”
“We have down-scaled our long-term building plans and, after researching various options, have decided on a 12′ x 60′ modular building custom built for the site,” she said. “This is a sensible and cost effective way to ensure the continued operation of the Centre and stewardship of a vital habitat.”
The purchase, however, must be made by mid-June to ensure October delivery.
- By Mail Mail to the Osoyoos Desert Society
PO Box 123, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0
- By Phone
Call our office at 250-495-2470 or toll free at 1-877-899-0897
- In Person
Visit us in person at the office or the Osoyoos Desert Centre
Office: 8713 Main Street, Osoyoos (second floor)
Osoyoos Desert Centre: 14580 – 146th Avenue, Osoyoos
Follow the secure paypal link.