June 24, 2016
WildSafeBC Launches Garbage Bin Tagging in Kamloops
Kamloops, B.C. - WildSafeBC, a program designed to reduce human-wildlife conflict, is now up and running in Kamloops for the 2016 season. The program, funded by both the Province and the City of Kamloops, is designed to reduce human-wildlife conflict through education, innovation and cooperation.
As a part of the educational portion of their program, WildSafeBC will be visiting various neighbourhoods across Kamloops this summer to do weekly garbage tagging. Garbage bins that are placed on the curb the night before pickup will be targeted, as garbage is the number one attractant for black bears. These targeted bins will receive a bright yellow sticker that serves as a warning to residents that their garbage is an attractant. WildSafeBC also wants to remind residents of the bylaw that is in effect from April 1st to November 30th which states garbage bins cannot be placed on the curb prior to 4:00 am on collection day.
By warning residents and educating the public about attractant management through initiatives such as garbage tagging, WildSafeBC hopes to reduce human-wildlife conflict in Kamloops.
For further information about the program or for tips on wildlife safety visit wildsafebc.com, follow WildSafeBC Kamloops on Facebook, or contact your local Community Coordinator, Dana Eye, at 250-828-3366 ext.3379 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dana Eye, Community Coordinator
Emily Lomas, Environmental Services Coordinator
City of Kamloops