Bauer acclaimed as SVPS chair

Keremeos Mayor Manfred Bauer will continue in his role as Similkameen Valley Planning Society chair.

Keremeos Mayor Manfred Bauer will continue in his role as Similkameen Valley Planning Society chair.

Bauer has served as chair previously. George Bush, Area B director will serve as vice chair.

Both were acclaimed to their positions at the annual general meeting of the society last Wednesday at the Grist Mill and Gardens.

The SVPS is made up of the chiefs from the Upper Similkameen Indian Band and Lower Similkameen Indian Band, all area directors in the Similkameen and the mayors of Princeton and Keremeos.

The Society is currently working on phase three of the non-regulatory watershed plan that encompasses the Similkameen Valley. Phase two results are expected by fall.

The non-regulatory water plan once completed will provide scientific information about how much water is in the Similkameen, what it is used for and the effects climate change will have on water in the area among other things.

The SVPS also works on a tourism strategy for the entire valley including the most  recent Similkameen Valley Tourist Guide, which is completed through a joint venture with TOTA and Black Press.

The SVPS also approves grants to different organizations that attract tourism to the area through events and other initiatives.

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