Become a Guardian of Our Rivers and Streams

Recent spill on the South Platte River

If you’re on the river or lake and see any of the following spills or pollutants, please call 800-424-8802 – The National Spill Response Center (24 hour nationwide hotline).  Also, add this number to your cell phone so you can make that call when you get back in cell range.

  • Any petroleum product in the water
  • Any releases to waterways
  • All mercury spills
  • All sanitary sewer releases
  • Any releases that result in injury or death
  • Any deliberate releases or dumping

Per Curtis Kimbel at the Environmental Protection Agency, “Often a tanker spill on a back country road will go 4 days or longer before it is discovered. By that time major damage has been done.”