Saturday, August 11, 2007

Duchesnay Falls West Channel (summer)

Duchesnay Falls is located along Highway 17 (near where Main St meets Hwy 17) at the north end of the city. There are walking trails along Duchesnay Creek to view the falls as well as the forests around the college and university campus. The creek empties into Lake Nipissing. There are two channels for the falls as it approaches Hwy 17 and during the summer, usually only the west one has water.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Farm House on Cedar Heights Road

This farm and house are located on Cedar Heights Road as you leave Hwy 11 to go to Canadore College and Nipissing University.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Yellow Fish Road

Sorry about the lack of daily updates but I had been out of contact with the "real world" for the past week. It's very nice and relaxing being away from telephones and other "instant" communications.

Since I had spent sometime in nature, I thought today's photo is appropriate about the effect we can have upon the environment.

At first I didn't know what these yellow fish painted on the various roads in the West Ferris subdivision meant. I later learned that it is an initiative of Trout Unlimited Canada’s educational storm drain marking program. It is way to bring attention to the public that everything that goes down our storm drains (and sewers) ultimately finds it way into our rivers, streams, lakes and oceans and into our fish and food supplies.

They painted the fish on the streets near storm drains. We need to remember that even a simple thing as washing one's car can contribute to water quality problems as the runoff can directly enter our watersheds.