What you see might be important. Please report pollution.
If you identify an urgent water quality concern anywhere in Oregon, please call the Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) at (800) 452-0311. OERS will be able to get agency response on weekends or off hours, unlike calling their offices.
Next, we want to hear about it so please email stacey(at)rogueriverkeeper(dot)org or call (541) 488-9831.
There are numerous regulatory entities responsible for protecting natural resources and many ways to report various kinds of pollution.
To submit an online water quality complaint to the OR Dept. of Environmental Quality: HERE
or call the DEQ complaint hotline at 1-888-997-7888
If you observe a fish kill, call ODF&W at 826-8774; after normal business hours, contact OERS at 1-800-452-0311.
For failing septic systems or improper disposal of household sewage (including laundry waste water) in Jackson and Josephine Counties, contact the DEQ complaint hotline at 1-888-997-7888 or visit http://www.deq.state.or.us/complaints/rep.htm.
Solid Waste (garbage) placed in public waters—Jackson or Josephine County Planning Department for unincorporated areas or the appropriate city hall for problems inside city limits.
For problems caused by construction or fill and removal activities in the floodplain, contact the appropriate county or city planning department; Jackson County: 541-774-6900; Josephine County: 541-474-5421.
If the source of the water pollution is an aggregate removal operation (gravel pit), contact Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) at 541-967-2039.
If the source of the water pollution is an agricultural operation, contact the Oregon Department of Agriculture at 541-414-8797.
If this form does not work, email your pollution reporting info to stacey(at)rogueriverkeeper(dot)org. THANKS!