Silt in Hoy Creek concerned citizens in August 2015. Calls were made and the City and HSWS society members investigated. The assumed cause was a construction site upstream that may have dumped into a storm drain. Luckily fish were unharmed and the creek was clear by the next morning.

Report a Spill:
If you see a spill in the creek or witness suspicious activity in the watershed call the City of Coquitlam during or after regular work hours, through the 24-hour emergency line at 604-927-3500.  Email images to

You can also call the Department of Fisheries at 1-800-465-4336.

Report all Poachers and Polluters (RAPP):

If you see poachers or polluters contact the BC Conservation Officer 24-hour Hotline 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) or #7277 on the TELUS Mobility Network. The RAPP hotline should also be used to report wildlife-human interactions where public safety may be at risk. Poaching is the illegal hunting, killing, or capturing of wild animals.

More information:

For fisheries violations related to salmon, contact Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) at 1-800-465-4336.

Concerns about wildlife, such as bears:
If you are concerned about bears or other wildlife, please contact the City of Coquitlam. More information HERE

Contact Hoy-Scott Watershed Society: Email Hoy-Scott Watershed Society at

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