That is what I said. RAPP! No, that was not a typo. I am talking about R.A.P.P., Report All Poachers and Polluters. See, RAPP.
Okay, seriously though, British Columbia has a toll free number for residents to use to report poaching and illegal dumping that they see. We have endless kilometers of rural roads and there is no way that the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) can patrol it all. By providing this number to you, everyone can help out.
I love getting out of town and enjoying the outdoors. What I don't love is coming across an area that someone decided to use as their own personal dumpster. Appliances and furniture do not belong in the bush. When I, or anyone else comes across these illegal dump sights, we can call the number and report it to the COS.
In your travels around our great province, if you see something happening that shouldn't be, do not confront the poacher or polluter. They could be dumping in an undesignated location, fishing or hunting out of season, or damaging habitat. Note the location of where you saw the incident, and call 1-877-952-7277. You can also text # 7277.
For more information, go to www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/natural-resource-stewardship/conservation-officer-service/cos-rapp