A park and nature reserve in Delta will close its doors to the public as a precautionary measure given current tinder-dry weather conditions.
Effective Monday at 5 p.m., both Watershed Park and the Delta Nature Reserve will be closed to the public until further notice.
Current weather and air quality conditions have prompted Delta Fire Chief Dan Copeland and the Corporation of Delta to shut down the two parks.
Delta Fire, Delta Police, the Corporation of Delta Park Patrols and Bylaw staff will be patrolling parks, beaches and Burns Bog access points to ensure there are no unauthorized activities taking place.
Violators who fail to comply with the order will be charged with trespassing and fined $200.
The fire danger rating in the municipality of Delta has now been upgraded from high to extreme.
An open burning ban is in effect for all areas of Delta. There is also a ban on open cooking (propane and briquette BBQs) in all Delta Parks until further notice.
Anyone who sees a fire is asked to report it directly to 9-1-1. Any unauthorized activities can be reported to the Delta Police Department’s 24/7 non-emergency line at 604-946-4411.
Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve