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Saturday, 02 September 2017 07:26

Lauren Meads: Top 40 Entrepreneur

This year, Okanagan Edge and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce have partnered to showcase some of the Okanagan’s most exciting entrepreneurs, through the Top 40 Under 40 program.

This week we recognize Lauren Meads, the executive director of the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC.

Lauren Meads has always been passionate about animals, but became fascinated with animal behaviour and conservation during her university studies.

Meads started volunteering with the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC when she was working on a breeding program for the Northern Spotted Owl.

In 2015 Meads became the field manager for all of the release sites across the province, and this year was named the executive director of the Burrowing Owl Society of BC.

Along with managing breeding activities, Meads works with other volunteers, organizations and local schools.

“This is definitely not your typical job, that you would think has a place in the entrepreneurial world, but it is,” Meads says. “Even with a cute owl by my side I need to convince others of conservation through presentations, fundraising, grant writing and media.”

Click here for the full article at Castanet Media

About BOCS BC

We are a non-profit society concerned about the conservation of species and habitats in BC.

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