Andrea Tait is the WildSafeBC Community Coordinator for the Okanagan Westside, and her goal is ‘‘to keep wildlife wild and communities safe’. Andrea will be working in the communities of Peachland, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, and the Regional District of the Central Okanagan to reduce the human- wildlife conflict through education, innovation and cooperation.
From June to November, Andrea will be involved in a number of public outreach activities, including door-to-door visits in problem areas. You will see her at events around town as she spreads the word about safely living with bears and other critters in our wooded areas. Find out more about preventing unwelcome encounters with wildlife at www.wildsafebc.com
Andrea can be found in our Community at:
The local Farmer's Market:
- Sunday July 31, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday September 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hardy Falls Welcome the Kokanee Salmon Festival held Sunday August 28th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Door to Door Canvassing is coming to a neighbourhood near you!
Wildlife conflicts should be reported to the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277. Residents are also encouraged to report bear, deer, cougar or other animal sightings online at WildSafeBC’s Wildlife Alert Reporting Program (WARP), available at www.wildsafebc.com/warp. This program allows you to see what wildlife has been reported in your neighbourhood and be alerted of new sightings.