How to Report Pollution

Citizens can help us keep Sarasota Bay healthy by reporting pollution of the Bay, its tributaries, and storm drains. Submit pollution reports directly to the appropriate authorities through the links to the Manatee and Sarasota County Water Atlases.

The links below connect to an anonymous forms for reporting illicit dumping and other environmental concerns. Use these forms to report discharges or dumping into lakes, streams, rivers, canals, ditches, stormwater ponds, or even into a manhole, stormdrain or curb inlet in the street. You may also use these forms to report apparent water pollution events and other environmental issues such as algal blooms and fish kills.

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is dedicated to restoring the area's greatest natural asset - Sarasota Bay. We offer special thanks to our partners: Sarasota County, Manatee County, City of Sarasota, City of Bradenton, Town of Longboat Key, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Southwest Florida Water Management District.