Further to enquiries submitted by Charlottetown Amateur Radio Club the following text was received and is shared for the information of other HAMS activating in PEI
From Trainor, Kimberlee (PC) Mon 1/14/2019 2:40 PM
Subject RE: Canadian National Parks on the Air 2019 Hi William,
I am getting back to you regarding Canada National Parks on the Air with regards to the local requirements for participants in the event. I am attaching for your information our local park regulations for your groups information to support visits to the Park and sites to conduct the radio transmissions. Please note that during the operational season valid park passes will be required while visiting and all park regulations should be followed to have a safe and memorable experience. I understand the participants will have self-contained units and not require assistance from Parks Canada staff or any additional services in order to conduct the activities therefore there is no requirement for a permit or special permissions.
In our phone conversation I believe you mentioned the possibility of one of your group members coming to do a bit of an information session for our staff about the project. If that is a possibility we would be happy to set that up during our spring training when the majority of our staff are coming back to work. We will be sharing the information leaflet that you provided with our staff as well so they are aware of the activities associated with the event. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have further questions or information you would like to provide or to confirm the possibility of your group doing a brief presentation to staff. Warmest regards, Kimberlee ‘’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’ Submitted by William Caw VY2CAW Charlottetown Amateur Radio Club
Rules extract - English (original .pdf file could not be attached)
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS
Visiting with your Dog You are welcome to have your dog with you in picnic areas, in campgrounds and along any trails in the park. However, pets are not allowed on PEI National Park beaches between April 1st and October 15th. Dogs on beaches and off-leash in other areas can have a negative impact on wildlife, may cause visitor safety issues and may impact other visitors’ experiences. Dogs must be kept on a leash (max length of 3m) at all times and any droppings from your pet must be picked up. If you have a service animal, please call (902) 566-7050 to inquire about a permit. The minimum fine for a violation of this regulation is $125.
Piping Plover Habitat PEI National Park beaches contain important habitat for the endangered Piping Plover. Piping plovers need enough space to keep their eggs safe from high tides and storms, and free from disturbances associated with people and pets. Please respect the “closed area” signs marking Piping Plover breeding areas on PEI National Park beaches. If you see people, pets or vehicles disturbing Piping Plover or their nests, contact Parks Canada Staff by dialing our dispatch service at 1-877-852-3100. The minimum fine for a violation of this regulation is $175.
Dunes Sand dunes are a delicate and important natural habitat on PEI. They act as a protective barrier against storms and waves, but their ability to protect coastal areas is reduced when the vegetation is lost from being walked on. For this reason, we ask that visitors use designated beach crossings only to avoid trampling the vegetation in the dunes. We need the cooperation of all visitors to protect the dunes. Every step counts, including yours! The minimum fine for a violation of this regulation is $175.
Feeding Wildlife Feeding wildlife in PEI National Park is harmful and increases the risk of animal injury or death. Young animals do not develop hunting skills which can lead to starvation, road fatalities and the possibility of people being bitten by a wild animal. You can help keep the wild in wildlife by following these simple rules: do not approach or entice wildlife, never leave food out for wildlife, and obey posted speed limits. It is illegal to feed, entice or disturb wildlife in National Parks. The minimum fine for a violation of this regulation is $275.
Illegal Parking Please help us protect Prince Edward Island National Park and ensure the safety of all park users by using designated parking areas only. Parking on the shoulder of the road is not permitted because it creates serious public safety hazards for pedestrians and motorists. Vehicles parked illegally may be towed at owner’s expense or the driver may be ticketed. The minimum fine for a violation of this regulation is $125.
Natural Objects It is illegal to remove plants, animals, animal parts, shells, rocks and any natural object from a National Park. Wildlife in the park rely on these resources for food and shelter. Please leave these natural items for others to enjoy as well. The minimum fine for a violation of this regulation is $175.
Bank Swallow Habitat The bank swallow is a small songbird that nests in burrows along eroding banks. The Canadian population has declined by 98% over the last 40 years. Loss of habitat, along with climate change effects, have contributed to this species new “threatened” status under the Species at Risk Act. Please respect “closed area” signage and allow these birds to nest without disturbance. If you see anyone disturbing Bank Swallows or their nests, contact our dispatch service at 1-877852-3100. The minimum fine for a violation of this regulation is $175.
Report Violations Your participation in following these rules helps the protection of this special place for present and future generations You can support Parks Canada by reporting any activity that violates these regulations by calling the Parks Canada Dispatch service at any time at 1-877-852-3100. For a complete listing of the Canada National Parks Act and Regulations please visit: www.pc.gc.ca General PEI NP inquiries: 902-672-6350 ... See MoreSee Less
Can any of you P.E.I. guys help out we Geritol Net fellows working towards our "Worked All Canada" award? We meet every evening at 0100Z on 3.667 Mhz. and would very much welcome exchanging signal reports with a P.E.I. station. More information about our net at: www.geratol.net... See MoreSee Less