Rotary Club of Girdwood supports bear education and awareness in our community. In Girdwood, it is essential that outreach focuses on urban bear interactions and the importance of bear aware practices to secure attractants and reduce conflict. Last year, following an active bear summer in Girdwood, we were pleased to see GBA (Girdwood Bear Aware) form to meet an interest and desire in the community to raise awareness and improve bear safe practices. We are eager to see our education mission amplified and strengthened by GBA.
Rotary Club of Girdwood is committed to partnering with GBA in the production of a brochure that is intended to reach new to Alaska residents as well as visitors. GBA will be collaborating with Rotary Club of Girdwood on the production of the brochure and we are pleased to have a Girdwood specific insert produced that would serve for distribution within Girdwood valley. Furthermore, we are excited to work with GBA to help provide materials and support wherever we can to support their mission and increase bear awareness through education and outreach.
In summary, Rotary Club of Girdwood submits our strong support for the GBA grant application for publication materials for 2019. We are looking forward to working with GBA this summer and in subsequent years and are excited to see GBA tackling bear aware education as their mission.