News from Kamloops

July 14, 2015

How Wildlife Savvy is Your Neighbourhood?

Kamloops, B.C. – Summer is in full swing in Kamloops which means the WildSafeBC Community Coordinators are ramping up for a busy season.

WildSafeBC is a public education program run by the BC Conservation Foundation and operates in 32 communities across BC. The goal of the program is to reduce human-wildlife conflict through education, innovation and cooperation. 

Kamloops WildSafeBC Community Coordinator, Tyne Roberts, and WildSafeBC Ambassador, Dana Eye, have spent the last month attending public events and giving presentations. During the coming months, Roberts and Eye will be drawing awareness to the importance of managing garbage by tagging residential garbage containers that are put out for pick-up before the designated time of 4:00 am as per the Solid Waste and Recyclables Bylaw. If your garbage is “tagged”, you will find a bright sticker on your cart reminding you that your garbage is a wildlife attractant.  Failure to abide by the bylaw can result in a $100 fine from the City. Neighbourhoods in Kamloops will be targeted each week throughout the summer and the area with the least number of garbage containers set out early will be recognized as the most wildlife smart neighbourhood in Kamloops. Garbage remains the number one bear attractant in the province.

To contact Roberts or Eye about scheduling events, booking presentations, or information on human-wildlife conflict, you can email them at kamloops@wildsafebc.com, visit their Facebook page, or visit www.wildsafebc.com for more information.  To report a conflict with wildlife, call the Conservation Officer Service reporting line at 1-877-952-7277. WildSafeBC Kamloops is sponsored by the City of Kamloops and the Ministry of Environment.

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Media Contacts:
Tyne Roberts, WildSafeBC Kamloops Community Coordinator
Kamloops@wildsafebc.com

Dana Eye, WildSafeBC Kamloops Ambassador
kamloopsambassador@wildsafebc.com

200-1383 McGill Road
Kamloops, BC, V2C 6K7
Office: 250-828-2551 ext. 106
Website: www.wildsafebc.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/WildSafeBC-Kamloops/464977183576957