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On the subject of bears...
By Vanessa Nowland


August 31, 2007
Friday PM

I don't think that trapping and disposing of bears is the answer to keeping our neighborhoods safe and our garbage in the cans. Take a trip down to any local hardware store and purchase a tie down strap, bot bungee cords and make sure your garbage is secure. Rinse out food containers before throwing them away. Store meat packaging in the freezer until garbage pickup day. If all else fails drive your household garbage to the Solid Waste Facility, it won't cost anything extra and pretty soon the bears will realize the garbage cans in Ketchikan are not an easy food source. It is our responsibility to keep our trash, our neighborhoods and our wildlife safe.

Vanessa Nowland
Ketchikan, AK

Received August 31, 2007 - Published August 31, 2007

About: "10 year Ketchikan Resident and still no Bear in my Garbage."

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