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All pollution violation reports are confidential. While we prefer that you supply contact information, anonymous tips are accepted as well. You can report anonymously by creating a free temporary email address through yahoo or gmail using an alias such as “concerned_citizen.” This will allow us to contact you if we have further questions or need clarification about your report.

Please review “Signs of Normal Activity” below before reporting a suspected violation.

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.

To report a violation or concern to Riverkeeper, submit a report online or call 1-800-21-RIVER ext 231

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

  • Signs of Normal Activity

  • Signs of a Pollution Violation

  • Report Pollution

  • Report Dead Sturgeon

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