The Yellow Fish Road Program Storm Drain Marking Program is delivered in partnership with Trout Unlimited Canada by Otonabee Conservation staff.
The program has two components:
- Classroom Presentation – Participants are introduced to the concept of a watershed and how water moves through a watershed, particularly where water flows after a rainstorm, and that the storm drains all lead directly to local creeks, streams and rivers which provide habitat for fish and other aquatic species. Participants are reminded that only water should go down a storm sewer, and learn about the aquatic species that inhabit local watercourses. Participants also learn about the linkages between human health and environmental health, and that stormwater can impact our sources of drinking water ; and,
- Storm Drain Marking – Participants paint yellow fish on the road/street beside storm drains to remind local residents that substances entering the storm drain will directly impact fish and fish habitat of the affect watercourse. Yellow Fish shaped door hangers are also placed on neighbouring homes and businesses to ensure that residents are aware of the program, recognize the significance of the newly painted Yellow Fish and share information about how to properly dispose of household hazardous waste. This program component is intended to ensure that.
More information about the program is available at the Yellow Fish Road website or by contacting Meredith Carter, Manager, Watershed Management Program.