Painting the town… fish!

Students in Fernie ‘painted the town for fish’ recently to raise awareness of where the waste that goes down our drains ends up.

Students in Fernie ‘painted the town for fish’ recently to raise awareness of where the waste that goes down our drains ends up.

On Wednesday, May 16 42 grade 8 students were deployed throughout Fernie, painting over 100 fish on roads downtown, in Ridgemont, Alpine Trails, the Annex, and the Airport.

The purpose was to raise awareness among the community that only rain water should be going down the drains, and the river water must be kept clean and unpolluted to keep the fish alive.