The National Parks Service is urging everyone to take steps to protect their habitat from rising temperatures.
“We want to remind everyone that it is always possible to get into trouble in the park and if you see someone who is getting into trouble, it is important to call the police or the National Park Service,” said Scott Hulme, a ranger with the parks service.
Hulmes statement came after the city of Calgary issued a new guideline for building shade structures for the heat wave, which will take effect on Wednesday.
“There are some guidelines we can follow to protect our parks,” said Hulmen.
“If someone is breaking those guidelines, they should be called an offender and be sent to jail.”
In a statement, the parks agency said: “In general, if a building is in the process of being constructed or is already in place, it will be safe to build it.
Building within a private parkland will make you safer and more secure. “
Building within a protected area will make it safer to build.
Hulms statement was applauded by the park service, which has seen an increase in calls from residents and visitors who are worried about heat stroke and heat exhaustion from the heat. “
All buildings must be built in accordance with the safety guidelines.”
Hulms statement was applauded by the park service, which has seen an increase in calls from residents and visitors who are worried about heat stroke and heat exhaustion from the heat.
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“These numbers are alarming, and we know that there are people that have been killed by heat stroke or heat exhaustion,” said Rob Wilson, a parks and recreation manager.
Wilson says heat exhaustion can happen if a person does not take steps such as exercising regularly and drinking enough water.
“The parks are already experiencing a lot of heat related incidents, and I am concerned about that.”
HULMES: In the heat, park rangers will be taking a closer look at shelter building materials, particularly shade structures, in Calgary.
In the meantime, residents should check their local parks website to see if they have any shelter plans in place.
HULLES: The National Park Authority urges all Canadians to be prepared for extreme heat, including: staying hydrated