STUDENTS PAINTING TO RAISE AWARENESS
The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee is excited to announce our ‘Stream and Water Quality Awareness’ project that will be conducted this year with help from local students and artist Katie Fenerty.
As part of the stewardship committee’s initiative to restore and maintain a healthy Junction Creek watershed, we are promoting better practices to reduce pollutants from entering the creek in stormwater runoff, and raising awareness about the 800 m section of Junction Creek that flows under the heart of the City.
Yellow fish and ‘rainwater only’ stencils will be painted above stormwater grates throughout Downtown Sudbury as part of Trout Unlimited Canada’s ‘Yellow Fish Road™ program’. Students will get first-hand experience to understand their connection to water and how our storm drains are often linked to waterways without any treatment. Informative pamphlets will also be distributed in the community to help spread awareness about ways to be creek friendly.
Local artist Katie Fenerty (@earthworks.art) will be designing creek critter stencils which will be painted in blue on sidewalks along the route of Junction Creek. Painting will occur in late May to June 2019, followed by a public event to walk the route of the creek through downtown.
A special thank you to Barrydowne Paint for generously donating the paint for the project.