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Who to Call When

The steps to take and the proper authority(s) to call when you see what you believe is a problem with a stream.

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You see a FISH KILL in your stream

Collect several dead fish and place them in a plastic ziploc storage bag. Place bag in refrigerator, not freezer.
Collect a water sample in sterile container and place in refrigerator.
Take temperature of water.
Call:
a) PA DEP at 570-826-2511,
b) PA Fish & Boat Commission at Northeast Regional Office 570-477-5717 or
c) BWA office at 570-839-1120.


You see STORMWATER/EROSION OF SOIL entering a stream

Photograph or video event if you can.
Call:
a) Your Township or Borough Office,
b) Monroe County Conservation District - daytime only at 570-620-3060 or Pike County Conservation District - daytime only at 570-226-8220
c) BWA office at 570-839-1120.


You see someone filling what you believe to be a WETLAND

Take a color photograph of video if you can.
Call:
a) Your Township or Borough office,
b) Monroe County Conservation District - daytime only at 570-629-3060 or Pike County Conservation District - daytime only at 570-226-8220,
c) PA DEP at 570-826-2511,
d) BWA office at 570-839-1120.


You see what you believe is an ILLEGAL ACTIVITY ALONG THE STREAM?

(Cutting trees along a stream bank, machinery in stream).

Photograph or video event if you can.
Call:
a) Your Township or Borough office,
b) Monroe County Conservation District - daytime only at 570-629-3060 or Pike County Conservation District - daytime only at 570-226-8220,
c) PA Fish & Boat Commission at Northeast Regional Office 570-477-5717
d) BWA office at 570-839-1120.


You see what you think is ILLEGAL DUMPING INTO STREAM

Record license number of truck.
Call:
a) Your Township or Borough Police or State Police at Swiftwater at 570-424-3037 or at Blooming Grove at 570-775-7374,
b) PA Fish & Boat Commission at Northeast Regional Office 570-477-5717, or
c) BWA office at 570-839-1120.
You think your STREAM IS CHANGING
(unusual green algae growth, smell, color amount of foam in water)

Collect a water sample in sterile container and place in refrigerator.
Call:
a) Monroe County Conservation District - daytime only at 570-629-3060 or Pike County Conservation District - daytime only at 570-226-8220,
b) PA Fish & Boat Commission at Northeast Regional Office 570-477-5717 or
c) BWA office at 570-839-1120.


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