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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 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 Eurasian water milfoil, yellow-flag iris or potential new occurrences of invasive freshwater clams, 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.

Algae Blooms

  • For general 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, see this briefing sheet from Interior Health.
  • For up-to-date conditions at popular beaches in the Shuswap, please contact the beach owner/operator (for example, BC Parks, the City of Salmon Arm or the Columbia Shuswap Regional District).
  • For up-to-date public health notices regarding algae blooms, see Interior Health’s Public Beaches website.


Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.