Riverside Marsh is oxbow of the Penticton River channel. It used to be the head of the Okanagan River at Okanagan lake. When the river was channelized, Riverside marsh was cut off from the river and is currently connected to the Penticton river channel through an underground pipe.

The marsh is found in a municipal park with coyote cruises to the South and loco landing to the North. Storm water from the surrounding area empties into the marsh where the cattails and riparian vegetation filter the water before it reaches the river channel.

Between 2016 and 2020 Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship planted over 2500 native, trees, shrubs, wild flowers and grasses on the site with the help of over 300 volunteers.

 

Check out the gallery below to see the transformation.

Riverside 2016-20 before and afters.png

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