Report Mangrove Destruction
Mangroves are regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Submerged Lands and Environmental Resources (SLER). You can contact them online at: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/mainpage/contact.htm or find phone contacts and office maps at: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/wetlands/docs/sler_contacts.pdf
To report an environmental crime, wireless customers can dial #DEP. Callers can also report environmental crimes to the State Warning Point by calling (877) 2-SAVE-FL (1.877.272.8335).
General environmental inquiries should be directed to DEP district offices during business hours. For more information about DEP’s Division of Law Enforcement, visit www.dep.state.fl.us/law.
Special Collier County Investigation
Report On-the-water Violations
You can report suspected boating or wildlife law violations of any type through the statewide, toll-free, 24-hour Wildlife Alert hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC (1-888-404-3922). You can find more information by visiting http://myfwc.com/law/alert/.
Examples of Violations include:
- Illegal hunting, killing or capturing of protected species
- Fishing by illegal methods
- Boating under the Influence.
The telephones are answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week. You may also call the nearest regional office on local numbers(during business hours.)
Cellular phone customers throughout most of the state can make a free call by dialing *FWC or #FWC depending on service carrier.