CDOW to hold volunteer orientation for wildlife programs | SummitDaily.com

CDOW to hold volunteer orientation for wildlife programs

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Do you love animals and have some time to volunteer? The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is holding an orientation meeting for volunteers interested in serving on the Summit County Wildlife Transport and Bear Aware teams. The orientation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Summit County Library in Silverthorne (651 Center Circle). The Wildlife Transport Team assists the DOW by responding to calls regarding orphaned and injured wildlife. The animals are transported to wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, or to the local DOW office. Capture and transport equipment and training are provided, but volunteers must have a dependable vehicle. The Summit County Bear Aware program is one of the most active volunteer wildlife outreach efforts in Colorado. Volunteers work to provide residents and visitors with information on how to avoid potential conflicts with the area’s abundant black bear population. Information about proper trash handling methods, bear behavior, and more is distributed throughout the spring, summer, and fall.To RSVP or get more information regarding these or other volunteer opportunities, contact Linda Edwards, DOW volunteer coordinator at (970) 255-6145.


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