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Penticton cadets paint the town

Members of the 788 British Columbia Dragoon Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps set out to paint the well know yellow fish symbol in some areas of Penticton. - Submitted Photo
Members of the 788 British Columbia Dragoon Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps set out to paint the well know yellow fish symbol in some areas of Penticton.
— image credit: Submitted Photo

Members of the 788 British Columbia Dragoon Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps set out to paint the well know yellow fish symbol in some areas of Penticton.

The symbols are there to remind us that in many cases storm drains empty directly into nearby fish bearing streams. Sometimes  people mistakenly dump paint, antifreeze or a little car wash detergent into a storm drain, it all adds up to toxic levels. Rain and over lawn watering can wash fertilizer, pesticides and anything else that will float or dissolve.

The Penticton Flyfishers supplied paint, stencils and a plan of action. Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided an information package with fish symbol door hangers. The City of Penticton provided maps locating the storm drains and permission to use a downtown parking lot as a meeting area.

Organizers said the Cadet's did as much as they could given the adverse weather conditions. The Penticton Flyfishers would like to thank the Army Cadets, Fisheries and Oceans, Cloverdale Paint and Wildstone Construction & Engineering for their support with this project.

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