10 Summer Safety Tips
- Stay home if you’re sick
Wash your hands often, and wear a mask to protect others in high-risk situations.
- Protect your head!
Helmets can save your life in the event of an accident. Wear a properly fitted helmet when riding a bike, ATV, or skateboard.
- Kids don’t float
Wear properly fitted life jackets when recreating on or near the water. Many park sites have personal flotation devices (PFDs) available for loan!
- Buckle up
Buckle children into properly installed and fitted car seats.
- Be seen
Wear reflective clothing near roads.
- Share your plans
Make sure someone knows your plans and when you expect to return.
- Be prepared
Travel with appropriate water, clothing, and equipment.
- Don’t overdo it!
Limit your activities to what can be done safely. If things are starting to hurt, it’s a good sign to take a break or turn back.
- Bear (and Moose!) aware
Stay alert, and respect the space of wildlife.
- Know your harvest
Some poisonous plants and fungi can look like safe, harvestable types. If you don’t know for sure, let it stay, or ask someone to check!