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Report A Pollution Violation

Watchdog reports from community members are an integral part of Riverkeeper’s enforcement efforts. As a small staff, we rely on the public to join us in being the eyes, ears, and voice for the Hudson River. Over the last several decades, we have received reports ranging from superfund sites, to suspected oil spills, to dead sturgeon. Watchdog reports made by the general public are reviewed by Riverkeeper staff, and further investigated when necessary.

All Watchdog  reports are confidential, and we will not share your name or contact information without your permission. While we prefer that you supply contact information, anonymous reports are accepted as well. You can report anonymously by creating a free email address through yahoo or gmail using an alias such as “concerned_citizen,” which will allow us to contact you if we have further questions or need clarification about your report.

Our work is focused on the Hudson River watershed. If your report concerns an issue or violation outside of Riverkeeper’s focus please contact the Waterkeeper Alliance at 914-674-0622 or [email protected]

Submit a Watchdog Report

 

If you are reporting an active petroleum or chemical spill or other emergency situation please contact the DEC Spills Hotline at 1-800-457-7362 and/or your local police and emergency responders.

 

Please review  the “Signs of Normal Activity” section below before submitting your report. For more information about Watchdog Reporting, download the Riverkeeper Watchdog Reporting Guide.

A Citizens Guide to State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR)

(Our work is focused on the Hudson River, its tributaries, and the NYC Watershed. If your report concerns an issue or violation outside of Riverkeeper’s focus please contact the Waterkeeper Alliance at 914.674.0622 or [email protected])

  • Signs of Normal Activity

  • Signs of a Pollution Violation

  • Legacy Pollution, Invasive Species, and Algae Blooms

  • Report Dead Sturgeon or other fish species

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