How to Report Water Pollution & Invasive Species
Concerned about a spill or other source of water pollution? A possible algae bloom? A potential invasive species, such as zebra or quagga mussels?
Here are links so you can alert authorities. Take a look.
- To report an act of pollution, contact the RAPP line (Report All Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277) or report a violation online.
To report a spill or other contamination source, contact the Provincial Emergency Program, Emergency Management BC, spill reporting line at 1-800-663-3456.
Zebra or Quagga Mussels and other Invasive Species
- To report a suspected sighting of invasive Zebra or Quagga Mussels, contact the RAPP line (Report All Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277) or report a violation online.
- To report any other invasive species in the Shuswap, including invasive freshwater clams, yellow-flag iris or potential new occurrences of Zebra or Quagga Mussels, you can instead submit your observations via the "Report Invasives" app. Your submission goes directly to staff at the BC Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy.
- For information about algae blooms, or to report an algae bloom in the Shuswap or elsewhere in BC, submit your observation via the BC Algae Watch website managed by the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
- For information specific to cyanobacteria blooms, or for up-to-date information on cyanobacteria blooms in the Shuswap, see this briefing sheet from Interior Health.