If you have a really wet idea that will benefit the Valley, the Okanagan Basin Water Board wants to hear from you.
The board is accepting applications for its 2013 water conservation and quality improvement grant program. The program, in its eighth year, has $300,000 for projects that conserve water or improve its quality. Successful applicants can receive up to $30,000 for their project.
Projects funded last year include a Make Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop presented by the Regional District of North Okanagan, as well as the Okanagan Science Centre's WaterWorks display - a world-class English/French language exhibit on display until Jan. 31. One of the components, the Household Water Cycle, will remain on permanent exhibit.
This year's application deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 22, 2013. Information about the application process, including the need for a board or council resolution of support, as well as the application, can be found online at www.obwb.ca/application.