Free Community Engagement Workshop: August 21, 2023

We are pleased to announce we are hosting an engagement workshop to share information on the Watershed Ecosystems Project with the community. The workshop is free and open to any community members who wish to engage with our Watershed Ecosystems Project researchers to learn more about our research activities, and will be an opportunity for the public to provide input and ask questions.

A special thank you to the District of Peachland for co-facilitating this event and providing a venue, and to the Partnership Recognition and Support Fund at UBC for providing funding.

Watershed Ecosystems Project Community Engagement Workshop

Date:  Monday, August 21, 2023
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Peachland Community Center
Cost: FREE
Refreshments: Lunch and light refreshments will be provided
Registration (Free)

Please note that this event is free but registration is required.

We kindly request that interested participants register in advance on Eventbrite at:

Workshop Overview

UBC Okanagan’s Watershed Ecosystems Project represents an interdisciplinary approach to watershed science and governance research focused on the sqʷʔa (Peachland Creek) community watershed.

Centered around information sharing and relationship building, this workshop will serve as an opportunity for meaningful discussion around the ecological facets and governance frameworks of this watershed.

10:00-10:20 Welcome & Introductions
10:20–10:45 1st Research Activity Session (25 minutes)
10:45–11:10 2nd Research Activity Session (25 minutes)
11:10-11:35 3rd Research Activity session (25 minutes)
11:35-12:20 Break (lunch)
12:20-12:45 4th Research Activity Session (25 minutes)
12:45-1:10 5th Research Activity Session (25 minutes)
1:10-1:35 6th Research Activity Session (25 minutes)
1:35-1:40 Closing Remarks & Thank You

*Coffee and snacks will be available for an additional 30 minutes following closing remarks for those who wish to stay and continue the discussion.

For More Information

If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please reach out to Marni Turek, Watershed Extension Facilitator, at