In honour of World Environment Day June 5 and Rivers to Oceans Week this week the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society has been working with elementary students to raise awareness about keeping our storm drains free from toxins and other pollutants.
During June students have been painting yellow salmon emblems on storm drains to remind people to only flush down the storm drain what they would be willing to swim in (no garbage or toxins), says Marg Evans, the society’s education co-ordinator.
The students have also been creating storm drain art sandwich boards.
This artful education tools have messages on two sides reminding people that there are fish and wildlife using the streams at the other end of our storm drains, and what goes down does not get treated.
Look for the sandwich boards in locations around the city.