Graham Watt

Kettle River Watershed Plan—a year in review

Kettle River Q&A column by Watershed Management Plan coordinator Graham Watt

As part of a two-day course on restoration management at Selkirk College

Groups work to protect cemetery, fish habitat

The north bank of the Kettle River had started slipping into the river at an alarming rate.

As part of a two-day course on restoration management at Selkirk College
Plot of Snow Water Equivalent winter 2014/2015 at Grano Creek station.

Kettle River flowing at 70 per cent of normal

Kettle River Q&A, by Kettle River Watershed Management Plan coordinator Graham Watt.

Plot of Snow Water Equivalent winter 2014/2015 at Grano Creek station.
Speckled dace

Public meeting on speckled dace recovery

The speckled dace is a small minnow with an important role in the Kettle River.

Speckled dace
Learning Garden planners show off a draft design in front of the aquatic centre. Clockwise from left are: Graham Watt

New learning garden putting down roots soon

A new garden for the community will soon be growing out of grounds at the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre.

Learning Garden planners show off a draft design in front of the aquatic centre. Clockwise from left are: Graham Watt
Neil Fletcher of the B.C. Wildlife Federation discusses the importance of wetlands in watersheds at Boothman's Oxbow Provincial Park.

Kettle River Q&A – Big ideas on the table for the future of our water supply

On March 11, community members from across the Boundary gathered to learn more about water supply issues

Neil Fletcher of the B.C. Wildlife Federation discusses the importance of wetlands in watersheds at Boothman's Oxbow Provincial Park.

KETTLE RIVER Q AND A SEPT. 4 – Looking forward to crafting solutions

Latest article about the Kettle River Watershed Plan from Graham Watt.

Remember to be safe while tubing or floating down the Kettle and Granby Rivers in the summer months.

KETTLE RIVER Q&A JULY 24: Be safe on Kettle and Granby Rivers in summer

If you ask visitors why they come to the Boundary in the summer, chances are they will tell you they float the rivers.

Remember to be safe while tubing or floating down the Kettle and Granby Rivers in the summer months.
The Kettle River Community Garden will show off how to use drip irrigation on July 23. Pictured here

Kettle River Community Garden to show off drip irrigation on July 23

The Kettle River Community Garden received a grant from the local Rotary Club for drip irrigation system.

The Kettle River Community Garden will show off how to use drip irrigation on July 23. Pictured here
Graham Watt

JULY 10 KETTLE RIVER Q&A: Talking about ‘crap’ in the Kettle River

In a recent column about sediment I noted that fecal coliform bacteria had been rising in the Kettle River at Midway. What does that mean?

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Steep

JUNE 26 KETTLE RIVER Q&A: What does sediment mean for the Kettle River?

Raging, brown water seen in floods last week is filled with sediment, which is worth contemplating in the Kettle River and tributaries.

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BC Wildlife Federation Wetlandkeepers instructor Neil Fletcher (centre) examines tadpoles and aquatic insects with Lisa Tedesco (right) and Brenda LaCroix (left) at Boothman's Oxbow Provincial Park this past weekend.

‘Wetlanders’ earn stripes in Grand Forks with BC Wildlife Federation workshop

Twenty-five participants from across the Boundary gathered in Grand Forks to learn about wetlands and the creatures that live there.

BC Wildlife Federation Wetlandkeepers instructor Neil Fletcher (centre) examines tadpoles and aquatic insects with Lisa Tedesco (right) and Brenda LaCroix (left) at Boothman's Oxbow Provincial Park this past weekend.
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JUNE 12 KETTLE RIVER Q & A: How is the water quality in the Kettle River?

In a survey last fall, the quality of water in the Kettle River was a major concern for residents.

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Gardener Ernie Whelan tends his greens at the community garden on June 7.

Kettle River Community Garden update

The garden is getting ready for the Grand Forks garden tour on July 6, and is preparing for some big projects this summer.

Gardener Ernie Whelan tends his greens at the community garden on June 7.
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MAY 29 KETTLE RIVER Q&A: How will your watershed plan succeed

Graham Watt says certain ingredients need to be in place before watershed issues can be initiated and sustained.

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MAY 8 KETTLE RIVER Q&A: Daily water use more than it seems

Resident's water footprint can be astronomical once you factor in all the water required to manufacture, grow or produce consumer goods.

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MAY 1 KETTLE RIVER Q&A: Where does our drinking water come from?

Where does drinking water come from in Grand Forks and area? That’s the question I hope will be on everyone’s mind in the coming weeks.

Graham Watt

APRIL 17 KETTLE RIVER Q&A: Celebrate Earth Day in Grand Forks on April 21

Join community members in the cleanup of byways and backcountry roads.

A major new study on riparian areas in the Kettle River watershed will soon be underway thanks to funding from the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition (SIBAC).

Southern Interior Bettle Action Coalition provides $50K for new Kettle River study

A major new study on Kettle River riparian areas will happen thanks to funding from the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition.

A major new study on riparian areas in the Kettle River watershed will soon be underway thanks to funding from the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition (SIBAC).
Spring burning of the riparian area on lower Eholt Creek. Is this healthy or unhealthy?

APRIL 10 KETTLE RIVER Q&A: What are ‘healthy’ aquatic ecosystems?

Healthy rivers and lakes comes down to the habitat, ecosystems and water quality.

Spring burning of the riparian area on lower Eholt Creek. Is this healthy or unhealthy?