Once again, Crime Stoppers and the Department of Public Safety are asking for your help in this next case. People dumping their trash on public grounds.

Under the Crown Lands and Forest Act, the dumping of debris or garbage on Crown lands is illegal. A person could be fined a minimum of $500.00 for just the first offense if convicted. And could be ordered to restore the land back to its original state.

Disposing garbage and debris can cause forest fires, which is hazardous to property, wildlife, and human life. Environmental problems can persist if this illegal activity is done on or near a watercourse.

According to the RCMP, the dumping problem isn't just on Crown lands, but private land owners have been reporting problems as well.

If you have any information, concerning the illegal dumping of garbage or debris on public or private lands, the RCMP would like you to contact them at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can text to TIP212 and type in "CRIMES" (274637). Should your tip lead to an arrest, you could be awarded up to $2,000.