We have received multiple phone calls of bear(s) sightings (during late night to early morning hours) from the Cross Florida Greenway to as far out as SW 110th Street and SW 109th Lane.
Trash is the No. 1 bear-attractor in Florida. Bears that become food conditioned are more likely to return to residential areas and cause property damage to get to the food source. They also lose their fear of people and can become a threat. marioncountyfl.org
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Bear Aware continued
KOWOA OFFICE HOURS:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Closed on Fridays, Weekends, & all Federal Holidays
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With the kids returning to school, more often they will be walkinfgto school. We ask that you pay close attention to the children walking in and around our roads and around the school
LET'S KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE
Ways to Secure Attractants From Bears
Bears have a great sense of smell. Securing garbage and other attractants is an important step in reducing frequent bear visits to residential areas, like your neighborhood. Here are some ways to properly secure your trash and help stop repeated attempts by bears to access garbage.
Pick ripe fruit from trees and remove fallen fruit from the ground.
Screened enclosures ARE NOT SECURE and WILL NOT keep bears out.
Inquire whether local waste service providers offer bear-resistant trash cans or dumpsters.
Build a bear-resistant caddy to store your trash can. Caddies are strong, wooden sheds that secure your trash can from wildlife and can hold your garbage until it is ready for pickup.
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Important Links and Information:
Florida Wildlife Conservation Marion Co. Office (352) 732-1225
Many laws protect Florida's wildlife. You can help the Commission (and remain anonymous) by calling
888-404-FWCC (3922) to report wildlife law violators.
If you have a nuisance bear in your neighborhood or on your property, please contact your local FWC regional office at (352) 732-1225 or call the Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).
Purchase Bear Proof Trash Cans from Marion County Solid Waste Call (352) 671-8465
******BOARD MEETING POSTPONED til 9/19/19*****
It is with a heavy heart that I am sad to announce that Walt passed away on Sunday September 1st. He died peacefully.
Hot weather is headed our way. As you spend more time outdoors Ocala Fire Rescue wants to make sure you are fire safe.
• Keep children, pets, and anything that burns, at least three feet away from outdoor fire sources.
• If using fire pits, please be sure the fire is out before leaving it unattended.
Remember fire safety starts with you. For additional tips or information, follow Ocala Fire Rescue on Facebook.
Wishing you a happy and safe summer season,
Your Friends at Ocala Fire Rescue & KOWOA, INC.
Next meeting will be POSTPONED TO September 19th 2019 @ 6:30 pm******
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