Alexis Friesen
Penticton, BC

About a decade ago, Alexis noticed that her backyard pool seemed to constantly be attracting wildlife, like frogs and salamanders. As a biologist, she knew that wetlands are one of the most highly endangered ecosystem in the Okanagan so decided to do something about it! Over the years, she drained the pool and built up the sides to a sloping edge. OSS was able to assist her in lining the pond and provided the sand that coats the bottom of the pond.  Alexis' pool conversion has even been covered by the CBC, Huffington Post and TheTyee!

Since converting her pool, Alexis has seen salamanders, frogs, owls, ducks, herons, snakes, countless songbirds, and dozens of insect species all use the pond in different ways. She also has a bat box to try an encourage bats to roost near the pond. 


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