Fight pollution with your smartphone

Stopping pollution in your neighborhood a vital, easy, and dare we say fun way to protect the Salish Sea. All it takes is a keen eye and a smartphone — you can keep water clean while out walking your dog or strolling to work.

Three easy steps to stop pollution anytime, anywhere:
  1. Download the Water Reporter app below and create an account
  2. Search for the “North Sound Baykeeper” group and hit Join
  3. Snap a picture of the possible pollution source, add a description and post it. Our North Sound Baykeeper team will be on top of it, alerting agencies who can clean it up. Not sure if it’s pollution? No problem! When in doubt, report. See our guide to spotting common pollution. And check the Videos and Downloads tab of this page for video guides.

Download on iPhone Download on Android

Not able to use the app? Instead, report pollution with a call or text the Pollution Prevention Hotline: (360) 220-0556

In 2020-21, our Pollution Prevention Specialist Kirsten McDade will lead several “pollution tours,” showing community members common places to watch for pollution and how to report it. Make sure you’re receiving our e-newsletters to be notified about the next one! When in doubt, report it! We’ll get back to every report within 24 hours on weekdays. This helps us not only respond to pollution, but also track it in the app and look for any patterns. Call, text, or email Kirsten, and hopefully we can find a solution to the pollution! Call (360) 220-0556 or email: KirstenM@re-sources.org.

This product is funded through a Public Participation Grant from the Department of Ecology.

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Three easy steps to stop pollution anytime, anywhere:
  • Download the Water Reporter app below and create an account
  • Search for the “North Sound Baykeeper” group and hit Join
  • Snap a picture of the possible pollution source, add a description and post it. Our North Sound Baykeeper team will be on top of it, alerting agencies who can clean it up.

Check out our guide to spotting common pollution and download the Water Reporter app.

Download on iPhone Download on Android

Videos and downloads

How can you prevent pollution with Water Reporter?

 

How to spot pollution, part 1: From land

 

How to spot pollution, part 2: From the water