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Yellowfish Road at Bishop ACCSS

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Pictured are BACCSS grade 12 students Sarah MacRurry and Jenna Desforges taking part in the school's Yellowfish Road program.

May 16, 2014 - Bishop Alexander Carter is participating in Trout Unlimited Canada's Yellowfish Road Program to educate and remind our community about their responsibility to reduce storm-water pollution.

Bishop students are taking a stand and becoming leaders in the community by informing people in the Valley about the pollution that enters our local bodies of water through the storm drains.

The students have painted yellow fish beside the storm drains near their school with the message "rainwater Only". This is to remind community members of their responsibility to reduce storm water pollution which is one of the largest sources of freshwater pollution. People often forget that water from their drive-ways, yards and sidewalks, are washed into storm drains and re-enter our rivers, streams and creeks. This means that any chemicals used or spilled make their way to local fishing holes, beaches, well systems, etc. Students also hung yellow fish-shaped brochures on doors in the neighbourhood to better inform the public of these issues.

The City of Greater Sudbury also warns that an influx of water drainage from our residential homes may lead to flooding due to the fact that the storm drain system was never meant to filter out any hazardous chemicals/materials that homes may be washing down their drains. For the protection of all, household waste must be properly drained into the City's Sewage system.

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