On March 23rd, 2021, while patrolling on Lake Lenore, Humboldt Conservation Officers discovered a large amount of used oil which had been dumped on the lake near Lung’s Beach. It is believed that the oil had been dumped on the weekend of March 19th to the 21st. Conservation Officers worked to clean up the oil shortly after its discovery. It is a violation under the Environmental Management Protection Act to allow a harmful substance to enter a waterbody. Oil pollution can be detrimental to Saskatchewan’s lakes. It cannot dissolve in water and forms a thick sludge which impacts fish health, gets caught in the feathers of birds, and blocks light from aquatic plants. The public’s help is needed to solve this case.

If you have any information, call the Toll-Free Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Turn In Poachers & Polluters Line 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone (phone calls only, no text messages). You can also report online at saskatchewan.ca/tipp. Remember, you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.