Tag: Trash

Round Up Your Electronic Waste, and Dump For Free This Saturday!

Big Bear, Ca, October 17, 2011, 1:00pm – Big Bear City and Big Bear Lake residents can dump excess trash this weekend as part of an Electronic Waste Round Up, Community Clean Up, and Free Dump Day on this Saturday, October 22nd.  Residents of Big Bear City can take their trash/ electronic waste to the CSD Paradise Maintenance Yard on Paradise Road and 417 Grenfall Lane, and Big Bear Lake residents can go to the Clean Bear Site #1, located at 41970 Garstin Drive.  Both locations will be accepting items from 8:00am to 3:00pm. In addition to regular household trash, yard waste and tree trimmings, appliances, furniture, tires (off the rim), electronic waste, and televisions, the following items will also be accepted:  cell/ mobile phones, telephones, fluorescent tubes, radios/ stereos, microwave ovens, clothes irons, VCRs, space heaters, computers, printers, batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, & 9v), aerosol cans, and thermostats. For additional information or questions, residents of Big Bear Lake can call Big Bear Disposal directly at (909) 866-3942, and residents of Big Bear City can call 1(800) 645-9228. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31113.mp3|titles=Electronic Waste Fall 2011 Round...

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Protect the Bears of Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca May 7, 2011 3:00 pm – The grizzly bears that named the Big Bear Valley are no longer with us, except at the Moonridge Animal Park.  Our local wild bears are the smaller and less aggressive black bears.  They are not small animals however, and will be aggressive enough for concern if they are protecting food or cubs.  Care should be taken when hiking, fishing, camping, and in your backyard to limit encounters with the bears, for your protection and the animal’s.  “Bears are constantly in search of easily obtainable food sources.” says Marc Kenyon, California’s Department of Fish and Game Bear Program Coordinator.  It is key to limit food odors that attract bears.  When camping, never keep food in a tent.  Store food and toiletries in air-tight containers away from your campsite.  Use bear-proof garbage cans or pack out trash to a secure location if not available in the campground.  Don’t burn or bury food waste.  Keep your area clean of anything that might smell good or be food for a bear.  “A bear’s fate is almost sealed once it associates human activity with potential food” continues Kenyon.  To protect the bears of Big Bear, do not feed or tempt them with human food....

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Adopt A Shoreline Keeps Big Bear Lake Beautiful

Big Bear Lake, Ca April 30, 2011 3:00 pm – Big Bear Lake’s Adopt-a-Shoreline program kicks off this year on May 7.  The program, similar to Cal Trans’ successful Adopt-A-Highway, asks volunteers to choose a section of the lake’s shoreline or a trashcan, and help to keep that specific area clean during the lake season.  The kick off festivities are a fun way to get started.  Tyler Cockrell, the Municipal Water District’s coordinator for the program says, “All participants will receive a t-shirt, trash pickers, bags, gloves, and a hat.”  During the kick off, volunteers are given instructions and then spend a few hours picking up trash.  They are encouraged to continue picking up trash in their adopted area throughout the summer and the MWD will provide trash bags as needed.  The kick off starts at 9:00 am next Saturday at the MWD office at 40524 Lakeview Drive.  Cockrell says, “This is an excellent opportunity for kids, adults, and community groups to participate in a great outdoor activity, help the environment, and keep Big Bear beautiful too! [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30674.mp3|titles=Adopt a Shoreline 2011] More information is available on the MWD...

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Adopt a Shoreline Kickoff

Meet at the Municipal Water District office, 40524 Lakeview Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA.  All participants receive a t-shirt, trash pickers, bags, gloves, a hat, and instructions, then are directed to locations to pick up trash.  Call Tyler Cockrell, Launch Ramp Supervisor for additional information 909-866-5796 Read/Listen to the full story:  Adopt A Shoreline Keeps Big Bear...

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Enjoying Big Bear Wildlife

Big Bear, Ca April 23, 2011 12:00 pm – The Big Bear Valley is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, over 676,000 acres of land set aside in 1907 for the preservation of the natural resources in the area.  Enjoying this wilderness area is the reason many residents and cabin owners choose Big Bear for their home.  Having a residence within the forest can require keeping the local wildlife in mind.  Difficulties between humans and their wild neighbors can occur when trash, garbage, pet food, or bird seed looks like an easy food source for the animals.  When wildlife enter neighborhoods, often the only way to keep them from returning is to destroy them.  The Department of Fish and Game says, “Nuisance or trash bears are not relocated!……the wishful thinking that a relocated animal will live happily ever after is often wrong……Wildlife need your help to Keep them Wild.”  Big Bear residents can keep the local animals from becoming used to human food by keeping trash secure inside enclosures or with locking lids, keeping garbage inside until pick up day, feeding pets indoors, stringing bird feeders out of reach, scraping and burning outdoor grills free of fat and pieces of food.  For more tips, go to the Keep Me Wild page of the Department of Fish and Game website. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30645.mp3|titles=Enjoying Big Bear...

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