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Help protect Surrey’s streams and the many species that call them home. Join the Storm Drain Marking Challenge today!


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Add to Calendar 20210615 000000 20210815 235900 America/Vancouver Storm Drain Marking Challenge 2021 Help protect Surrey’s streams and the many species that call them home. Join the Storm Drain Marking Challenge today! Across Surrey

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Across Surrey

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Free

Each summer, Surrey hosts the Storm Drain Marking Challenge, which seeks to educate community members while engaging them in a fun, family-friendly initiative. The purpose of this challenge is to highlight the fact that all storm drains empty untreated water into fish-bearing streams throughout the city. It is important that pollutants do not go down the drain.

The Storm Drain Marking Challenge runs from June 15 to August 15, 2021. It is a chance for the community to get involved in stewardship initiatives while having fun and getting outside.

Participating in the Storm Drain Marking Challenge involves painting yellow fish symbols beside each and every storm drain in Surrey.  With the stroke of a brush, you can help protect our fish-bearing streams! 

Last year, more than 90 families and school groups participated in the challenge. This resulted in more than 400 storm drains being marked. This year, we would like to keep the momentum going and mark just as many storm drains—if not more! Are you up for the challenge?
 

How to Join

Contact salmontracks@surrey.ca or call 604-591-4328 to request a salmon tracks kit. Each kit contains all of the supplies you’ll need to participate in the challenge.

This challenge is open to all ages and is a great activity for the whole family! For those under 18 participating on their own, please request a waiver form to be included in your kit.

Not sure which drains to mark in your neighbourhood? Before heading out, visit surrey.ca/fish to plan your route. Click on the mapping icon to open COSMOS. Input your address to check what drains need to be marked near you.

  • Green = Needs to be marked
  • Red = Already marked
  • Yellow = May need re-marking

Contact Info

604-591-4328