With support from the City of Greater Sudbury Lake Stewardship Grant Program, the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee and Nepahwin Lake Watershed Stewardship Group collaborated with Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School grade 11 students from the Environmental Sciences class, to raise awareness about storm water and the impact of pollution in our local watershed.
Trout Unlimited Canada’s Yellow Fish Road™ is an educational program targeted to reduce water pollution. This program engages and educates youth, families, and residents, about storm drains and how they are the doorways to our rivers, lakes, and streams. Anything other than rainwater going down the storm drains, harms local waterways.
Students acted in the afternoon of September 30th, by painting yellow fish symbols with the message “Rain Only” by storm drains and distributed fish shaped brochures with information on road/rock salt alternatives for driveway ice removal to nearby houses, reminding Lo-Ellen residents that “Only rain goes down the drain”.
There were 18 students and 4 adults that participated in the collaborative project, 73 storm drains were painted, and 250 flyers were distributed in the Lo-Ellen neighbourhood. Great work grade 11’s! What an amazing way to act and raise community awareness!