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Rep. Millett Hosts Bear Awareness Day This Saturday


Wednesday, June 02, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska – Learn how to peacefully co-exist with bears living in and around the Anchorage area this Saturday at the Bear Awareness event to be held at Ruth Arcand Park starting at 11 a.m.

Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, came up with the idea after numerous complaints from her constituents about urbanized bears in the hillside area. The event will have experts from state and local agencies on how to make your home less attractive to our big furry friends and what you can do if one of them becomes a problem. 

Here are a few examples of the information that will be available at the event:

  • Why you should use bear proof trash cans

  • How to reduce the amount of trash your home generates

  • Bear safety tips for hikers and bikers

  • Protocol for contacting troopers and police about a problem bear

Representatives from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaska State Troopers, Anchorage Police Department, Anchorage Fire Department, Municipality of Anchorage and the Alaska Center for the Environment will be there to provide detailed information and answer questions.

WHO:              Rep. Charisse Millett, APD, AFD, AK State Troopers, AK Fish & Game, Muni. Of Anchorage, AK Center for the Environment

WHAT:            Bear Awareness Day

WHEN:           Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Ruth Arcand Park, 3900 Abbott Road, parking lot
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