Alberta expands tattle line to include serious land abuses
Reportable offenses include driving through waterways, violating bans, leaving garbage
UPDATE: Alberta Parks says they have received numerous complaints since the expanded line launched. Listen to the interview below for more.
The next time you see random campers leaving garbage or setting their abandoned furniture on fire in a provincial park, you can pick up the phone and put Alberta's tattle line to good use.
The province wants people to report any kind of destructive behaviour in Alberta Parks to an officer through the 24/7 Report a Poacher line.
- Dial 1-800-642-3800 to Report a Poacher
"The line itself is not new, but using the line to report serious land abuses is something that we've just introduced today," said government spokesperson Tim Chamberlin.
Serious offenses also include mud-bogging and ripping through streams, which wreaks havoc on the land and the fish habitat, he said.
The government plans to step up its enforcement efforts over the May long weekend and through the summer, particularly in known problem areas and those with specific bans and restrictions.
With files from Diane Yanko