I PLEDGE TO PROTECT WILDLIFE
Help Safe Passage reach 10,000 pledges to protect wildlife in the Pigeon River Gorge
I PLEDGE TO:
• Observe the speed limit.
• Be vigilant for wildlife entering the roadway.
• Secure my food and trash in bear-resistant containers.
• Teach others the importance of doing the same.
PLEDGES SO FAR:
Why is it important to secure food and trash?
Animals often travel because they are seeking food. When bears in particular have gotten a taste of human food—by accessing trash containers or being fed by people wanting to see them up close—they quickly become conditioned to it and want more. This is especially true for black bears during years when it’s hard to get enough of their own natural food: acorns. To keep them safe, it’s crucial to secure food and garbage in bear-resistant containers so that you are not inadvertently feeding wildlife—and luring them into the roadway. Learn more at BearWise.org.
How can I teach others?
Spread the word about this project by taking our pledge, following Safe Passage on Facebook and Instagram, sharing our posts and signing up for the Safe Passage eNewsletter to follow our progress—and encouraging your friends to do the same! Also, you can book a Safe Passage speaker for a presentation to your class or group. Virtual presentations are currently being offered. Book yours today!