Girdwood Bear Aware





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Girdwood

Total Budget: $1,000

Areas of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: Development of Educational materials and publications to support bear education and awareness in the Girdwood Community.

Rotary Club of Girdwood supports bear education and awareness in our community. In Girdwood, it is essential that outreach focuses on urban bear interactions and the importance of bear aware practices to secure attractants and reduce conflict. Last year, following an active bear summer in Girdwood, we were pleased to see GBA (Girdwood Bear Aware) form to meet an interest and desire in the community to raise awareness and improve bear safe practices. We are eager to see our education mission amplified and strengthened by GBA.

Rotary Club of Girdwood is committed to partnering with GBA in the production of a brochure that is intended to reach new to Alaska residents as well as visitors. GBA will be collaborating with Rotary Club of Girdwood on the production of the brochure and we are pleased to have a Girdwood specific insert produced that would serve for distribution within Girdwood valley. Furthermore, we are excited to work with GBA to help provide materials and support wherever we can to support their mission and increase bear awareness through education and outreach.

In summary, Rotary Club of Girdwood submits our strong support for the GBA grant application for publication materials for 2019. We are looking forward to working with GBA this summer and in subsequent years and are excited to see GBA tackling bear aware education as their mission.

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Girdwood

Primary Contact: Cecilia Mendonsa

Email: cece.mendonsa@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


by Cecilia Mendonsa

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Vivian Finlay

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Cecilia Mendonsa

System Entry: Project signed by Cecilia Mendonsa.


by Vivian Finlay

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Rebecca Reichlin added to the list of signatories.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Rebecca Reichlin.


by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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