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Posted on: June 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] The CVRD is bear country- do your part to keep wildlife wild and our community safe!

Bear Aware

Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in bear activity in the Shawnigan Lake and Cobble Hill areas. How we manage our living space has a great deal of influence on the type and amount of human-wildlife interactions we experience! 

Manage attractants at home by:

✔️ Keeping your garbage in a secure area such as a garage or shed until after 5 am on the morning of collection; do not leave your tote out overnight. If you do not have a proper storage space:
        - Make sure that recyclables are clean and free of any food residue
        - Store any smelly items in a bag in the freezer and put it in your tote the morning of collection

✔️ Cleaning barbeques after each use by emptying grease traps and burning off leftover food with high heat

✔️ Using electric fencing to protect chickens, beehives, livestock and fruit-bearing shrubs and trees

ℹ️ For more information on how to manage attractants and to report wildlife sightings, visit:
📞 Call the RAPP hotline (1-877-952-7277) to report any human-wildlife interactions where public or wildlife safety may be at risk.

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