IN MOST MUNICIPALITIES, storm drains flow directly into the local waterbody without being treated. Almost anything other than clean rainwater is harmful to fish and other aquatic life. This includes soap used to wash cars, excess fertilizer from lawns, dirt and oil from driveways, and construction materials. All these materials can have an impact on aquatic plants, insects, fish and animals, as well as the humans that depend on the local waterbody.
THE YELLOW FISH ROAD™ PROGRAM has proven to be a huge success in getting Canada’s youth involved in coldwater conservation. Yellow Fish Road™ volunteers paint yellow fish symbols next to storm drains and distribute fish-shaped brochures to nearby households, to remind people that anything that enters the storm drain system ends up in the local waterbody — affecting fish and fish habitat.
Since 1991, thousands of young Canadians have learned about their watersheds, the impact pollution has on the health of their community and the need to protect it.
For more information on Yellow Fish Road™ contact TUC, or visit the Yellow Fish Road™ web site at www.yellowfishroad.org.
|Yellow Fish Road™ Current Supporters|
Royal Bank of Canada
Encana CorporationTD Friends of the Environment
Guelph Environmental Leadership