(l-r) OLWQS volunteers Marie Gibbons and Trevor Reeves painting yellow fish at Osoyoos storm drains. (Neil Bousquet photo)

(l-r) OLWQS volunteers Marie Gibbons and Trevor Reeves painting yellow fish at Osoyoos storm drains. (Neil Bousquet photo)

Volunteers spent a day painting the fish to remind people to consider what they put down the drain

Penticton Western News

MONIQUE TAMMINGA June 14, 2022 4:30 a.m. Community

Volunteers with the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) had another successful day repainting yellow fish next to storm drains throughout Osoyoos.

Using non-toxic paint, numerous volunteers spent the day last week repainting where the yellow fish had faded.

“We do this to remind people that what you put into the storm drain may affect various life forms in the lake such as fish,” said OLWQS president, Birgit Arnstein.

“It’s a simple, yet significant gesture that reminds everyone how precious our Osoyoos Lake is and how important it is to keep it that way for future generations to use and enjoy.”

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) was founded in 1991 by community members to help promote public awareness of the lake, covering issues such as conservation, pollution and lake management. It is a non-political, non-profit charitable organization run entirely by volunteers. For more information go to www.osoyooslake.ca.