For salmon to continue to live in Stoney Creek, they need clean water.
Please report immediately if you see toxic spills, dirty water or small dead or dying fish. Heavy siltation from runoff in the fall and winter may cover and smother eggs. The contacts below are from Fisheries and Oceans Final UPDATED 2019 Working Near Water and Emergency Authorizations – Public Handout.pdf
To report an incident that caused harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat, an incident that involved death of fish, a violation involving a Species at Risk-listed fish, a salmon fishing violation, or illegal sale of fish, call Fisheries and Oceans’ Observe, Record, Report line:
To report a spill or water quality concern, call the Provincial Emergency Program:
1.800.663.3456 and/or Burnaby Environmental Services 604.294.7200
To report pollution, dumping, non-salmon fishing violations, sightings of Aquatic Invasive Species (Zebra and Quagga Mussels), wildlife concerns, or off road vehicle related matters, call the RAPP line (Report All Poachers and Polluters):
1.877.952.7277 .(#7277 from a cell phone).
A new version of the BC Wildlife Federation Conservation App is now available for iPhone and Android users.
The app makes it easy for users to take geo-referenced, time-stamped photos or videos and to report illegal use, or abuse, of our natural resources. The app works both in and out of service using your phone’s GPS. Reports are sent to a secure server and forwarded automatically to the appropriate enforcement agency.
Guidelines for reporting dead wild birds to Government Agencies
What to report to Wildlife Agencies:
Groups of 3 or more dead birds (any species) found in the same geographic location.
The following individual dead birds:
– Species at risk – See list .
– Highly susceptible species (swans, ducks)
– Raptors (eagles, hawks, owls)
– Water-adapted bird species (waterfowl in general, shorebirds, water-associated birds).
These wild bird mortalities should be reported by calling 1.866.431.BIRD (2473) . Reports will be recorded, assessed to determine if further investigation is warranted, and if so, guidance will be provided on a case by case basis.
Report bat encounters
If you find a dead bat or see a bat flying in the winter, please contact the South Coast Bat Conservation Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.855.922.2287 Ext. 11 as soon as possible. For further information, see details here .