May 11th, 2017
In conjunction with the Grand River Conservation Authority, students from J.W. Gerth Public School, have completed their Stream of Dreams project. As a recipient of the Tim Walker Award for Environmental Stewardship, the school received funding to turn their idea into a reality.
More than 700 “dreamfish” were custom-designed by each student and mounted on the fence surrounding the school yard in an artistic mural that mimics the flow of wild salmon swimming.
The project started out west when a girl noticed some fish had been killed from a company dumping pollutants in the local waterway. She wanted to have children from all over the world, be more knowledgeable about their waterways and become stewards of the environment.