The Squamish branch of the provincial initiative, WildsafeBC is looking for volunteers.

The organization aims to educate the public about wildlife safety and bear smart practices, and works alongside the District of Squamish. Squamish WildsafeBC’s annual bin tagging program kicks off soon, and involves checking residential garbage totes the evening before collection to make sure they are locked, and educating homeowners of the importance of locking bins to discourage bears from entering neighbourhoods.

The Squamish Wildlife Attractant Bylaw prohibits placing unlocked compost or garbage totes on the curb other than between 5 AM – 7 PM on the day of collection. Squamish is a Bear Smart community, meaning the district has reached a benchmark level of proactive management of human-bear conflicts.

Squamish Wildsafe BC Community Coordinator Vanessa Isnardy says that If you have a couple of hours to spare from 10 PM to midnight to volunteer for the bin tagging program you can contact You can find more details on how to get involved at the Squamish WildsafeBC Facebook page and bear smart tips here.


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