Want to better understand Osoyoos Lake and its impact on the community we call home?

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society is offering a chance to do just that May 21 as it holds Osoyoos Lake Appreciation Day.

The free Gyro Park event, scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m., will focus on conservation, pollution and invasive species such as quagga and zebra mussels.

“We invite the public to board our boat, used weekly throughout the summer months to test five regions of Osoyoos Lake for temperature, dissolved oxygen, clarity, pH, and conductivity,” said Birgit Arnstein, the society’s president.

“There will be a Kids Zone with face painting and a bouncy castle. Judy Dallas, wife of the late Lionel Dallas, co-founder of our Society, will serve the 25th Anniversary cake.”

A number of local dignitaries will also be attending and bringing greetings from their respective organizations. Entertainment will be provided by Route 33, from Trail B.C.

Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff will also unveil the society’s new Osoyoos Lake Information Stand.

The event is sponsored by the Town of Osoyoos, Okanagan Basin Water Board, Osoyoos Indian Band, OASIS, Watermark Beach Resort, Meadowlark Festival, Osoyoos Signs and Imperial Office Pro.

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