City teams up with Yellow Fish Road partners to protect water bodies
June 03, 2016
The City of Sault Ste. Marie is participating in the national Yellow Fish Road program, in partnership with Trout Unlimited Canada and the Sault Ste. Marie Girl Guides.
This year's event takes place June 7 from 6-8 p.m. on city streets near the St. Theresa Catholic School area.
Participants from the local Girl Guides and Pathfinder units and their leaders will paint yellow fish with the words 'Rainwater Only' near storm drains and distribute informative door hangers, with the aid of City staff and volunteers from the St. Marys River Remedial Action Plan and the Sault Ste. Marie Conservation Authority.
The fish symbol serves as a reminder that any waste entering a storm drain flows directly to nearby water sources, untreated for pollutants.
Yellow Fish Road™ is a national storm water pollution prevention program that educates Canadians about their watersheds so we can protect and keep water sources healthy for fish, wildlife and people. This is especially important since urban storm water pollution is one of the leading threats to our local freshwater ecosystems today. For more information, visit www.yellowfishroad.org
About Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC):
TUC is a not-for-profit conservation organization. Founded in 1972, TUC’s focus is on volunteer-driven, member-based resource conservation. TUC Chapter members volunteer their time and effort to preserve coldwater habitat within local watersheds. For more information, visit www.tucanada.org