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Trout Unlimited Canada's Yellow Fish Road(TM) Program
Acronym: TUC YFR

Description: Trout Unlimited Canada’s Yellow Fish Road™ program educates the public about the impacts of pollution entering urban storm drains. In most cities, water entering storm drains goes directly into local rivers, streams and lakes untreated. Storm drain pollution can harm fish and wildlife, as well as reduce water quality for human use. Yellow Fish Road™ volunteers paint “yellow fish” symbols beside storm drains and distribute fish-shaped brochures to nearby households. These activities remind people to properly use and safely dispose of hazardous household chemicals, rather than allowing these to enter curbside storm drains. Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) introduced the Yellow Fish Road™ program in 1991. To date, over 220 communities across Canada have approved or implemented this water quality initiative. TUC partners with municipalities, conservation authorities, and other stewardship/environmental organizations across Ontario to make the program as accessible as possible to school and community groups. If you are not within a YFR Partner area, TUC would be glad to send your group painting stencils, fish-shaped brochures, and a guide to organize your event.

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 56563
Fax: (519) 780-1696
E-mail: ontario@... (click to compose message)
Website: www.yellowfishroad.org

Address: 112 Textiles Building
University of Guelph
Guelph ON   N1G 2W1
Canada

Contact 1: Sheila McKnight, Program Manager
Contact 2: Anna Lee-Carswell, Program Director

Issues: Environmental Education; Habitat Restoration; Fresh Water; Water Quality

Region: Southwest
OEN: Non-member
ID: 1985

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