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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.


About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

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

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

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

T: 604 488-5350