Category: Recreation

4th Annual Big Bear Triathlon

Big Bear, CA, May 29th, 2016 – The Big Bear Triathlon is back for its Fourth Year!! Join them in the scenic San Bernardino National Forest and challenge your triathlon skills at 7,000′. Big Bear will be hosting two distances for this event, Sprint and Olympic. While the rest of Southern California is heating up we are just getting perfect with an average June temperature of 76 degrees. Get ready for your season with this high altitude event and enjoy all that the Big Bear Valley has to offer. Olympic Triathlon to start at 8:00 AM and Sprint Triathlon...

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Boaters Can Help Combat Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend

Big Bear, CA, May 28th, 2016 – California agencies combating the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Memorial Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web, and ultimately impact native and sport fish communities. These mussels spread from one body of water to another by attaching to watercraft, equipment and nearly anything that has been in an infested waterbody. To prevent the spread of these mussels and other aquatic invasive species, people...

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Big Bear Alpine Zoo Relocation is On-Track

San Bernardino, CA May 24, 2016 – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved the construction contract for the Big Bear Alpine Zoo Relocation Project with M.S. Construction Management Group. Without haste, the Zoo groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Friday May 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the new Zoo site. During Tuesday’s meeting, many local officials spoke in favor of moving the Zoo project forward. Mayor David Caretto, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jahn, Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo President, Kathy Greenwood, and Rick Herrick, NAY Foundation Chairman, were among the speakers who thanked Chairman James Ramos...

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USCG Auxiliary Boating Class

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 22nd, 2016 – This summer, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary is again offering “About Boating Safety” courses on Saturday, June 11th and again on August 20th. This fun and exciting course will cover topics such as boating laws, personal safety equipment, safe boat handling, navigation rules, personal watercraft safety, as well as local rules and knowledge. The first of the two 8-hour, one-day courses will meet on Saturday June 11th, from 8:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the MWD Board Room located at 40524 Lakeview Drive. If you cannot attend this course, another is being offered on August 20th. Upon...

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Do Not Disturb Young Wildlife: If You Care, Leave Them There

Big Bear, CA, May 10, 2016 – It’s springtime again and young wildlife are emerging from their dens and nests and beginning to learn the ways of the world. Because of this increase in wildlife activity, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds people to leave young wildlife alone if they come across them in the wild. The improper handling of young wildlife is a problem in California and across the nation, especially in spring. “Each species cares for and trains its young in unique ways,” said Nicole Carion, CDFW’s statewide coordinator for wildlife rehabilitation. “Some animals, such as...

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