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Beary aware for Endangered Species Day

Posted by bchristensen at May 21, 2010 03:15 PM |

Friday May 21st is Endangered Species Day and the penultimate day of Bear Awareness Week. Here in Bellingham it also coincides with Bike to Work and School Day; that's a lot of really great vibes for a better Northwest!

Beary aware for Endangered Species Day

It's Bear Awareness Week...and Endangered Species Day...and Bike to Work Day! We are starry eyed with all the good things going on for wildlife and people today!

Friday May 21st is Endangered Species Day and the penultimate day of Bear Awareness Week. Here in Bellingham it also coincides with Bike to Work and School Day; that's a lot of really great vibes for a better Northwest!

Endangered Species Day

Conservation Northwest is a card carrying member of the Endangered Species Coalition, national network of hundreds of conservation, scientific, education, religious, sporting, outdoor recreation, business and community organizations working to protect our nation’s disappearing wildlife and last remaining wild places. Every year, in May, the whole country comes together to celebrate our rarest species.

Take action for the Northwest's endangered species by signing up for email alerts
Send an Endangered Species Day e-greeting
See the winning entries in the Endangered Species Day Contest on flickr
Show your support for a strong Endangered Species Act by signing the Pledge

Bear Awareness Week

This year, Governor Gregoire declared May 16-22 Bear Awareness Week. You may remember past Bear Awareness Weeks from such shenanigans as Ali and I in full bear regalia out on the town trying out the Bear Aware local treats...or from Rose Oliver's amazing pink bear getup at the popular Groovin' for Grizzlies in Bellingham. Well, this year, we pass the torch to our friends down the Hall in the Bellingham office. The Grizzly Bear Outreach Project  has some fun things planned, from local bear-related specials at our favorite shops to a day at Northwest Trek tomorrow.

Make a difference for Cascades Grizzly by taking action today
Kick off the summer with bear goodness at NorthwestTrek May 22nd

Bike to Work/School Day

Today is National Bike to Work Day, and here in Bellingham most of the office has been participating in a Bike to Work Month with EveryBodyBike.com. It's awesome that so many people see how fun and easy it can be to go car free for your regular commute and making a difference for climate change. Climate change doesn't just hurt humans; wildlife rely on healthy ecosystems as much as we do. As climate change is shrinking, shifting, or completely changing our landscape, we work to create resilience and protect biodiversity so wildlife can adapt to the coming changes. We do this by protecting not only the big, wild core habitats, but by connecting them across the landscape.

Coming to terms with 'climagedon' with Laura Hansen
How connecting the big wild areas helps wildlife adapt, by Reed Noss
Sportsmen's groups join in the call for helping wildlife adapt to climate change

 

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