Why are there Yellow Fish Spray-Painted on Keswick Sidewalks?
If you’ve been out for a walk in Keswick lately, you might have noticed the yellow fish stencilled on to the sidewalks.
The Yellow Fish Program is part of the Keswick Commitment to Environmental Stewardship.
The Keswick Neighbourhood is located approximately 5 km upstream of the E.L. Smith Water Treatment Facility. This means anything that is released into the storm drains in your neighbourhood could potentially end up in your drinking water.
But that’s not all!
There are 31 species of fish, 3 types of frogs (not to mention toads, ew!!), large and small mammals, and numerous different waterfowl that reside in or around the North Saskatchewan River.
So What Can You Put Down a Catch Basin?
Very simply: rainwater and that’s it. No grease, fertilizers, pesticides, or soap.
If you live in Keswick, Get Informed!
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with this unique program.
The downloadable PDF brochure explains the yellowfish program in detail and outlines many options that will help ensure Keswick and its surroundings maintain its pristine environment for years to come.