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Homewood kicks off Bear Preservation Days

Homewood Mountain Resort will play host to the first Bear Preservation Day on Sunday, Dec. 27.

Festivities will include snow sculptures and special bear-related memorabilia. Proceeds will go to the newly formed nonprofit Bear Preservation Fund. In addition, Homewood will donate 50 cents from each adult all-day lift ticket sold on that day to the fund.

Bear Preservation Day is the brainchild of an actual child: 12-year-old Mike Urdahl of Homewood.

“We hope to raise about $1,500 from this,” said Homewood marketing and sales director Collier Cook. “It isn’t every day that a young guy comes in and knocks you off your feet with such a good idea.”

Said Homewood communications director Sherry Tate: “We have an affinity for bears here at Homewood, and we want to share our feelings with the community. Education is the answer, not extermination.”

The Bear Preservation Fund is dedicated to raising awareness of educational issues between homeowners and the California Black Bear. Ann Bryant, co-founder of the Bear Preservation League, hopes to have operations set by spring, when the bears come out of hibernation to search for food.

For more information call (530) 525-2992.

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