A River Film Distribution Plan
A River Film, produced by Ascent Films, Inc. and the Washington State Department of Ecology in coordination with the IJC’s International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control (IOLBC) and Okanagan Water Board was finalized in August 2017 and premiered at the IOLBC annual public meeting in Osoyoos, B.C., and at the IJC semi-annual meeting in Ottawa, ON in October 2017. The first theatrical release was to a sold-out crowd of 300 watershed residents from the U.S. and Canada, on October 25, in Oliver, B.C. The film was met with enthusiastic reviews and the IOLBC currently seeks funding to distribute A River Film to maximize its exposure to audiences within and outside of the Okanagan/Okanogan basin. This proposal outlines a coordinated approach to distribute A River Film at screenings in theaters and at film festivals, distribution through libraries and educational institutions, educational television outlets, online outlets, and through DVDs.
Osoyoos Lake High-Water Monument
Monuments indicating the historic peak lake level of Osoyoos Lake documented in 1894, 1972, 1974, and 1997 by the U.S. Geological Survey will be constructed at public parks on both sides of the border in Osoyoos, British Columbia and Oroville, Washington. These prominently displayed historic peak-lake levels will provide current residents and visitors to Osoyoos Lake with visible context to understand the effects of current regulation prescribed by the IJC Orders of Approval.