Do you see something that doesn’t look right?
Dead fish floating on the surface? Excessive sediment flowing into your local river or stream? Evidence of an algal bloom?
Do you have information about activities that are threatening the health of local waterways or shorelines?
Do you know of proposed projects that may threaten the health of local streams, wetlands, lakes or rivers?
If you answer yes to any of these questions we want to hear from you. Please call Ottawa Riverkeeper’s Pollution Hotline or fill out our electronic form. We’ll follow up, report problems to the proper authorities and take necessary action to put a stop to the harm.
All information is confidential. If you prefer not to give your name it is not required. However, it is very helpful if we can contact you if we have further questions about what you have seen or are concerned about.
TO REPORT AN ALGAL BLOOM:
If you are reporting a bloom of blue-green algae, please make sure to include accurate weather and water conditions, and please include a photo.
TO REPORT A SPILL:
If you are reporting an active chemical or oil spill please contact the provincial spills action centre immediately and follow-up by notifying Ottawa Riverkeeper:
Spills Action Centre
Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Telephone: 416-325-3000 or 1-800-268-6060
National Environmental Emergencies Center
Telephone: 514-283-2333 or 1-866-283-2333