Yellow Fish Road

Canada’s premier water education program

Yellow Fish Road

Yellow Fish Road™

Since 1991, Trout Unlimited Canada’s award-winning Yellow Fish Road™ program has been Canada’s premier water education program targeted to reduce water pollution. The Yellow Fish Road™ program educates Canadians that storm drains are the doorways to our rivers, lakes and streams and anything other than rainwater can harm life in and around the water, as well as us as Canadians who need clean water. Participants learn that together we can prevent pollutants such as soap, fertilizer, litter, dirt, oil, pet feces and construction materials from entering storm drains and protect Canada’s water.

The Yellow Fish Road™ program engages Canada’s youth, community groups, environmental organizations, families and individuals to protect our water. The program links learning to action and provides both curriculum and badge links for youth in Kindergarten to Grade 9. Participants learn about the impact of pollution and what steps they can take to protect their local water, then they can take action by painting yellow fish symbols with the words ‘Rain Only’ by storm drains and distributing informative fish-shaped brochures to nearby households reminding people that ‘Only Rain Goes Down the Drain’. To date, we have reached over a quarter-million people through our action project and over a million with our door hangers in hundreds of communities across Canada.

Trout Unlimited Canada wishes to thank The Winnipeg Foundation, The City of Calgary, The City of St. Albert, and the Alberta Conservation Association for their support of our Yellow Fish Road program.

Our exciting self-delivery model provides all the resources and supplies needed to complete a Yellow Fish Road program over and over again. Packages are currently available, costs are shown below, plus shipping and taxes.  Please connect with your municipality to do the storm drain painting activity in your community.  Paint can be purchased at Cloverdale Paints at a preferred client pricing (please click here for the paint chip image and details).  Pick-up is available at our Calgary office. Order a package that suits your needs for the upcoming season!

Our school, group, and family packages are currently available, but we have a limited supply. To secure your order, reserve your package today, so you don’t miss out.

School/Group Package $255.00
This package is perfect for a large class or community group and includes a Program Guide, TUC pencils, and 4 full kits of storm drain painting supplies for 24-30 participants.

Family Package $125.00
This package is great for a small class, group or family, and includes a Program Guide, and 2 full kits of storm drain painting supplies for 12-18 participants.

Basic Package $55.00
This package is good for a small family, group, club, or individuals wanting the basics and includes a Program Guide, 3 ‘Rain Only’ stencils and 75 generic door hangers for a storm drain painting project for 6-12 participants.

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To learn more about the Yellow Fish Road program please view the Introduction and How to Paint infographics videos for your program from this page or on our Trout Unlimited Canada’s YouTube Channel.

For more information, please email.

Trout Unlimited Canada is a nonprofit, charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.