The City is once again participating in the national Yellow Fish Road program, in partnership with Trout Unlimited Canada and the Sault Ste. Marie Girl Guides. On June 7, a Girl Guides Pathfinders group and their leaders will paint yellow fish near storm drains, as a reminder that anything entering a catch basin flows directly to nearby water sources, untreated.
Close to 60 participants will paint yellow fish symbols with the words “Rainwater Only” and distribute fish-shaped brochures to educate households regarding water pollution prevention. This year’s event takes place on city streets near the St. Theresa Catholic School area from 6-8 p.m.
Yellow Fish RoadTM is a national storm water pollution prevention program that educates Canadians about their watersheds and what we can do to 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.