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Bear Awareness Event This Saturday at Rover's Run Trailhead


(Anchorage) - Representative Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, will hold
her second "Bear Awareness" educational event this Saturday at the
Rover's Run trailhead in Far North Bicentennial Park.

Rover's Run is a local favorite with hikers, bikers and the bears
that make Anchorage their home. City and state officials are warning
trail users to stay off the trail after a brown bear sow and her large
three cubs were sighted in the area last week. Two people using the
Rover's Run were victims of a mauling two years ago.

Members of the Anchorage Police Department, the Alaska Center for the
Environment, the Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Waste will join Rep.
Millett. They will have plenty of free information and expert advice
for anyone deciding to use the trail on how they can avoid a
potentially deadly close encounter with a bruin.

Who: Rep. Charisse Millett, Anchorage Police Department, Alaska Center for the Environment, Alaska Waste, Alaska State Troopers

What: Bear Awareness Educational Campaign

When: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Rover's Run Trailhead, Far North Bicentennial Park
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