Taking Action on Issues
Almost weekly, AWC receives a call, email or online report from a member or a local citizen who sees something that just doesn't look right. We can do several things: take the information, assess who might have jurisdiction (and there are many different agencies in the community, so it's often not easy to figure out), and provide contact information. Or, if it sounds serious and urgent--we are sometimes able to visit the site.
One of the most helpful things you can do is to take a picture, because often the events are episodic. They last for an hour or less and then wash away or disappear. That doesn't mean they aren't harmful, it just means that by the time a team is mobilized, the situation may be over. Keep up the good work and thank you for being a Waterway Watcher.