Speakers \ Meetings

Meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Princeton & District Museum and Archives, 167 Vermilion Avenue at 7 p.m.  Monthly meetings are followed by a guest speaker who makes a presentation on a topic dealing with the natural world. Refreshments are served after the presentation. The public is welcome to attend.

2023 List of Speakers

(Click on the meeting name for more information)

Presentation: Restoring Salmon Habitat in the Okanagan Valley with Natasha Lukey and Chelsea Mathieu
May 14th, 2024
Meeting starts at 7:00 PM at Princeton Museum

The Okanagan Nation Alliance in collaboration with many project partners have been successfully restoring spawning and rearing habitat for salmon in the Okanagan Basin for over 15 years. The Okanagan Nation Alliance is a First Nations Tribal Council spanning the Nicola, Okanagan and Similkameen Districts and also the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington State. In this presentation Natasha Lukey, a biologist with the Okanagan Nation Alliance and Chelsea Mathieu, a fisheries technician, will be sharing the process and results of this work.

Presentation: Gardening with Native Plants with Eva Durance
June 11th, 2024
Meeting starts at 7:00 PM at Princeton Museum

Eva’s talk will focus on how to combine native and ornamental plants in your garden and the wealth of choices available of plants that will thrive with a (mostly) low-water regime.  A PowerPoint presentation will show examples of such combinations in actual gardens.  Her book Cultivating the Wild: gardening with native plants of BC’s Southern Interior and Eastern Washington will be available for $20 a copy.

Eva has gardened her whole life, in Ontario where she grew up and in the South Okanagan for the past 33 years.  A naturalist at heart, she learned about the value of including native plants in her garden here and had a small native-plant nursery for about 10 years.  She designed xeriscape landscapes for over 15 years, and continues to promote this type of garden and the use of native plants for our area.