Earth Day Events Happening Throughout the Watershed
WELLAND, Ont. (April 17, 2017) – To celebrate Earth Day 2018, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) will participate in and support local Earth Day events throughout the watershed, while focusing on the delivery of its Yellow Fish Road Program™ (YFR).
“Earth Day is a very busy time of the year for us at the NPCA,” says Kerry Royer, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator. “This year, rather than holding an event of our own, we chose to focus our time and resources on supporting the many events being hosted our wonderful partners.”
People of the watershed are welcome to join NPCA staff at various events, including Earth Day Expo at the St. Catharines Market and Links for Greener Learning, both on April 18. Some of these events will include live demonstrations of the Yellow Fish Road Program™.
YFR™ teaches children how contaminants such as soap, dirt, oil, pet feces, construction materials, fertilizers, pesticides, and garbage can be harmful to drinking water. Demonstrations will show how pollutants get in the drains, why they are harmful, and what residents can do to help.
The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority is a proud supporter of the following Earth Day events:
April 18th - Earth Day Expo at St. Catharines Market hosted by Links for Greener Learning. Located at 91 King Street. YFR demonstration taking place.
April 21st - Welland River Keepers Earth Day Cleanup at EC Brown Conservation Area in Welland.
April 21st - St Columba Church in St. Catharines hosting a Spring Fair/E-Waste Day. Drop off your old T.V.’s, computers, cell phone, DVD players, VCR’s, Radio’s and Clothing drop-off for Cerebral Palsy. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 21st – Earth Day Extravaganza hosted by Evergreen Academy. YFR demonstrations by NPCA staff. 176 Elm Street, Port Colborne. 2-4 p.m.
April 27th - Town of Pelham community planting at Centennial Park in Fenwick, 999 Church Street from 1-3 p.m.
April 28th - Glanbrook Conservation Committee hosting a Park Cleanup at Binbrook Conservation Area. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 28th - St. Johns Pond Trout Season Opener- 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.- Face painting, fishing, informational booths, and more.
The NPCA manages the impact of human activities, urban growth, and rural activities on the watershed, with programs that focus on initiatives that help keep people and their property safe from flooding and erosion— while retaining our drinking water safe to drink.
About Yellow Fish Road:
Since 1991, Trout Unlimited Canada’s award-winning Yellow Fish Road™ program has been Canada’s premier water education program specifically targeted to reduce water pollution.
TUC’s Yellow Fish Road™ program educates Canadians that storm drains are the doorways to our rivers, lakes and streams. Participants learn that together we can prevent pollutants from entering our storm drains and protect Canada’s water. The NPCA is the regional partner delivering this program in Niagara.
The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority is a registered charitable organization.
Questions related to the above release should be directed to:
Erika Navarro, Communications Specialist