Category: Youth Children Families

Wolf Awareness Week at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear, CA, October 5, 2016 – During the week of October 9-15, keepers at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo will emphasize the importance of wolves to their ecosystem with daily dedicated keeper talks. On Saturday, October 15, 2016, they will place specific attention on the roles that wolves play in maintaining this delicate balance through talks and enrichment presentations. At the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, they seek to educate the public about the roles that all animals play in perpetuating a healthy environment, emphasizing the greater role that humans play in protecting both species and habitat. Like a large mosaic, a healthy environment is comprised of many integral sections.  In parts of the United States, wolves play a vital role in maintaining the delicate balance of their habitat. Celebrate the final day of Wolf Awareness Week at Big Bear Alpine Zoo on October 15. Sharpen your skills in wolf behavior interpretation or join the pack in a community howl.  Zoo keepers will be highlighting the zoo’s wolf packs on Saturday, October 15 with hourly enrichment presentations from 12 noon until 3 PM. For more information on the Wolf Awareness Day activities call (909) 584-1299. Big Bear Alpine Zoo is located at 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake. The zoo is open every day from 10 am to 4...

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US Forest Service Needs Volunteers

Big Bear, CA, September 21, 2016 – The Southern California Mountains Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service is calling for volunteers, ages 6 and older, to join them on National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Volunteers are needed to help plant hundreds of milkweed plants in the San Bernardino National Forest for monarch butterfly habitat enhancement. “Bring your family, friends, students, or coworkers to spend the day outdoors giving back to your favorite mountains, the San Bernardinos.  Your work will help ensure our public lands continue to be beautiful and healthy places for all to enjoy!” shared Juli Goss, Restoration Manager of the Southern California Mountains Foundation. Registration is required at MountainsFoundation.org. Participants will meet at 9:00am at the Big Bear Discovery Center, located on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake, and caravan in their own vehicle 13 miles to the planting site in the forest. High clearance vehicles are recommended for travel to the site on dirt roads. A map, lunch, tools, and gloves will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring water, hat and sunscreen. A portable toilet will be available on site. The day of giving will end by 3:00pm at the Discovery Center. Volunteers will receive a fee-free use pass for a National Forest or National Park for their service; good for one...

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Bear Valley Unified School District Saves Taxpayers $1.7 Million

Big Bear, CA, September 16, 2016 – At a recent board meeting, The Governing Board of the Bear Valley Unified School District unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of the district’s General Obligation Bonds. The Governing Board is pleased to announce the refunding process is complete and the savings to taxpayers totals $1,729,508.00. The Governing Board appreciates the support the district receives from the Bear Valley Community and is pleased to pass on this savings to the taxpayers. BVUSD is committed to providing an excellent education for every child in the District and is committed to high expectations for excellence in all that...

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Start Smart Class for Young Drivers

Running Springs, CA, September 15, 2016 – On Friday September 16th, 2016, at 5:30 P.M., the California Highway Patrol will be presenting a Start Smart Class at the Arrowhead CHP Area Office. The Arrowhead CHP Area Office is located on Highway 18 in Running Springs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Office of Traffic Safety, over 68,000 teens have died in car crashes in the last decade. The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents or guardians. The goal of the class is to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities associated with...

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Southwest Gas Collecting Coats for Annual Winter Coat Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 14, 2016 – Southwest Gas would like to share the warmth this winter and invite the community to its 19th Annual Winter Coat Drive. If you or someone you know are in need of a warm coat this winter, the Southwest Gas employee volunteer team BLUE, which stands for Building Lives Up Everywhere, will be distributing coats, free of charge, to children and adults on Tuesday, October 18, from 11 am to 2 pm in the Vons Parking lot. If you would like to donate coats there are 8 convenient drop-off locations for new or...

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