Salcombe and West Alvington Primary School Pupils’ Yellow Fish to Reduce Water Pollution Removed

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Pupils in Kingsbridge (Photo Credit: Kingsbridge & Salcombe)

Article courtesy of Sam Acourt | March 21, 2016 | Kingsbridge & Salcombe | Shared as educational material

To try to reduce pollution, children from primary schools in Salcombe and West Alvington placed yellow fishes on drains last week. But now the fish have gone missing. The yellow fish are part of the international “Yellow Fish” campaign. These markers aim to remind people that many drains are directly linked to their nearest natural watercourse. Unknown persons have removed the pupils’ fish. Estuaries officer Nigel Mortimer said,They were really proud of helping their community and now they are so disappointed.” According to Mortimer, the children learned about caring for downstream waters upstream. Read more online:


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