|Dead fish or birds in the river. Take note of how many you can see and how long think they’ve been there.||Call NSW EPA|
|Small amounts (under two trailer loads) of illegally dumped waste||Call your local council|
|Large amounts (over two trailer loads) of illegally dumped waste||Call NSW EPA|
|Sewer overflows or sewage smell||Call Sydney Water|
|If you see a building site with poor sediment and erosion controls (e.g. collapsed fences, uncovered sand, and sediments entering the street or drain)||Call your local council|
|Littering from a vehicle enters the Cooks River. If you see someone littering from their vehicle, you can report them to the EPA.||Report to EPA|
|Water coming out of a drain is not clear (it looks or smells polluted or toxic) and presents an immediate threat to human health or property. Report it immediately to emergency services.||Call 000|
|Large oil spill in the river||Call 000|
Our River, Our Future.
In 2021, the River Canoe Club joined in partnership with the Cooks River Alliance, local councils, government agencies and community groups to create the Cooks River Litter Prevention Strategy.