Report pollution or water quality issues with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper staff so we can continue to safeguard our waterways.
Report Pollution or a Water Quality Issue
As a member of the community, you are our best ally to be a champion for our waterways. Don’t let pollution go unnoticed. If you see something, say something. Learn how to report possible pollution incidents.
We will not share your name or contact information without your permission.
Report a Spill (Oil)
Report petroleum or chemical spills to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Spill Hotline at 1-800-457-7362.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper also appreciates community member reports of spills so that we can follow-up with agencies and stay informed. Contact Liz Cute at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-852-7483 x 32.
Report an Algae Bloom
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper staff respond to reports of local algae blooms when warranted. This may include collecting a sample to identify the type of algae. Reports from community members allow us to communicate with local parks departments and community members. Fill out a report to notify our staff here.
Report suspected Harmful Algal Blooms to DEC via their virtual report form on their webpage here.
Learn more about HABs on our website by clicking here.
Report Sewage or Other Pollution Issues
Report Wildlife Issue
Utilize this link to learn more about who to contact with issues relating to wildlife like injured animals. Report fish kills to a DEC Environmental Conservation Officer at their dispatch line 1-844-DEC-ECOs (1-844-332-3267)