Julia and her free new fish — available from MVIHES to show you are not watering or using pesticides.

Julia and her free new fish — available from MVIHES to show you are not watering or using pesticides.

Stop watering lawns

And get a MVIHES yellow fish for your lawn to show you care.

It’s not too late to get your yellow fish.

If your lawn is brown because of a lack of watering and all around you lawns are bright green, it’s time to get out your yellow fish ornament. You’ll want to let others know that you care about fish, the ecosystem and aquifers and want to save water for the streams.

Once again, this summer, Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES) is offering free yellow wooden fish to place on your lawn if you are not watering and do not use pesticides. Check out some of the alternatives to lawns in our brochure “Salmon Friendly Lawn” that comes with the fish. In this climate we almost always experience a period of drought in late summer and grass will go dormant, so even if you choose to keep your lawn it will revive as soon as the fall rains begin.

Thanks to the members of Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers who make these lovely ornaments, they are available for the asking. To get your yellow fish contact Faye at 250-752-9297 or info@mvihes.bc.ca and one will be delivered to you in the mid-Island area.

— Submitted by Faye Smith,MVIHES Project Co-ordinator