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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 June 4th & 18th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday July 9th & 23rd, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday August 13 & 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
West Kelowna Westside Dayz:
West Kelowna Kalamoir Regional Park:
Pancake Breakfast followed by a Wild Walk (In co-operation with the RDCO)
Hardy Falls Welcome the Kokanee Salmon Festival - date and details TBA.
BC goes Wild held September 16 & 17th, 2017 - times and details TBA.
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.