Last Saturday, WildSafeBC teamed up with Wildsight and hosted an awareness day, where locals and visitors partook in wildlife prevention demonstrations.
Despite it being their first annual event, WildSafeBC Community Coordinator Kathy Murray said over 70 people dropped by throughout the day.
“It was really good,” she said. “I think everyone that came was really interested in the subject and they wanted to learn more about ways to prevent conflict with wildlife.”
The demonstrations included a Zap Animal Protection System set up; where creator Rob Schaufele showed residents how to set up an animal proof garbage barrier and a Kootenay Worm Composting talk; where Susan Panylyk showcased her Worm Inn indoor and outdoor compost.
Murray said a Kootenay conservation officer also came out to support the event.
“We all have a shared common goal of preventing wildlife/human conflict, so it was great to get everyone together,” Murray noted.
The event, held outside of the Wildsight Office on Second Ave., also included a bear spray demonstration, an apple press machine and several food preservation and animal dropping displays.
Murray said they hope the event will grow next year and draw in even more people.