Students from Yaqan Nukiy School with their new Stream of Dreams mural.

Students celebrate Stream of Dreams mural

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Yaqan Nukiy School has its own beautiful Stream of Dreams mural! On June 6, students and teachers learned all about their local watershed and how to keep water clean for people and fish, and then painted the beautiful dreamfish that now are part of the amazing mural outside their school.

The Stream of Dreams mural project began after someone in Burnaby dumped toxic material down a storm drain, killing everything in Byrne Creek in 1998. Over 5,000 fish died in that disaster but it inspired local community members to take action and to educate others on the importance of protecting local watersheds.

A bright sign hangs with this stunning mural to remind the community that “the purpose of this project is to inspire everyone to protect and conserve water to ensure a healthy future for our rivers, lakes, oceans and communities. Each fish painter has learned about their local watershed and how to keep it healthy.”

Students and staff extend their appreciation to all the amazing volunteers who helped with this project: Mount Baker Senior Secondary, John and Tricia Pawelko, and funding provided by Fortis BC.

To learn more about Stream of Dreams, visit www.streamofdreams.org.

— YAQAN NUKIY SCHOOL