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Yellow Fish Road

Yellow Fish Road
Yellow Fish Road

You can protect water, soil, and living things through the Yellow Fish Road™ program.

If you walk through the streets of Zurich and Bayfield and Clinton, Ontario, you may notice images of bright yellow fish painted beside storm drains which are found under the street along some roadways.

This spring the 1st Bayfield Guides painted yellow fish all the way down Main Street in Bayfield and the 1st Zurich Beavers painted yellow fish across the north end of the streets in Zurich. In total, there were about 80 drains painted on the streets in Bluewater.

“It is great to see young people get so excited about making a difference for water in their own community,” said Denise Iszczuk, Conservation Educator with Ausable Bayfield Conservation.

Trout Unlimited Canada launched the Yellow Fish Road™ in 1991. The program has grown across the country. More than 60,000 volunteers have taken part. Volunteers in the program paint yellow fish symbols next to storm drains and give out fish-shaped brochures to homes and businesses. This is to remind us that things that go into the storm drain end up in the water we use for drinking, fishing, and swimming. “If we teach one person to properly dispose of household hazardous waste that can keep pollution out of our creeks, rivers, and Lake Huron,” said Iszczuk.

You are invited to contact Ausable Bayfield Conservation about how you can bring Yellow Fish Road™ to your school, neighbourhood, or community.

Phone 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 or email us through the staff contacts page of this website. The Yellow Fish Road program is offered from April to October. It is an easy, effective way to engage youth and community members in protecting and improving the water quality of our river, streams, and lake.