Thursday, September 29, 2016 Meewasin and Partners FOR Sask River Basin held a news conference at the Meewasin Valley Interpretive Centre for the purpose of bringing attention to what goes down the storm drains flows directly untreated and unfiltered into the river. Montgomery School students joined Meewasin and His Worship Mayor Don Atchison in painting yellow fish on storm sewers.
Since 1999, thousands of Canadian youth have participated in the Yellow Fish Road™ program, learning about their water supply. Painting the storm sewers with yellow fish and distributing the fish-shaped yellow brochures is a reminder of the importance of clean water and the proper disposal of hazardous waste. The program reinforces the concept that whatever goes into the storm sewer flows directly into the river.
Join Meewasin, Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin, the Girl Guides of Canada (Saskatoon), Brightwater, Trout Unlimited Canada, and the City of Saskatoon in helping create a healthy river by participating in the Yellow Fish Road™ program. For more information call Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin at 306-665-6887.
You can paint a storm sewer with a yellow fish at your school OR in your community to remind people that what goes into your storm sewers goes directly into your river. Download the Yellow Fish Road™ poster information from this Yellow Fish Road™ poster information. Visit the Yellow Fish Road™ website (https://tucanada.org/yellow-fish-road/) and download the program guide. Distribute the Yellow Fish Road™ bookmark to homes in your community. Learn more about how to protect your local waters. For more information contact Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin at 306-665-6887. Get involved today.