Bears are active!

There have been some reports of bears active in the Chautauqua and Mapleton Hill areas.  If you haven’t already survey your property for attractants:
  • bring in bird feeders
  • make sure you have a functional bear resistant trash/compost container 
  • OR (if outside the bear ordinance zone) make sure you have a secure place to store garbage, like a garage, until day of pick up
  • check chicken coops to make sure they are secure
  • don’t have anything edible outside (i.e. dog food, bird seed, compost scraps, bbq grease, etc)
Please let me know if you need help bear proofing your property!  I hope 2017 is the year there are no ‘neighborhood’ bears!