Vernon Greenways Volunteers Kickoff Meeting - 'The Bear Reality'

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The Vernon Greenways Volunteers holds their annual Spring Kickoff Meeting at the Camp Newhoca lodge as they start their 15th season..

Don Bellingham will review what happened in 2018 as well as what is planned for 2019.

The guest speaker is Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC), who will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and common misunderstandings.

Felicia has been studying bears for over 30 years. In the 1990s she created an educational program called The Bear Reality and has been educating the public about her passion ever since.

Felicia believes outreach and education is key in having a better understanding about the life and behavior of bears. Hopefully this will lead to a higher tolerance which is instrumental in creating a strategy of coexistence between humans and bears.

The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Refer any question to Don Bellingham (860)[masked] or [masked]