Hikes, Bears & Brews: Playing Smart in WA's Bear Country

Have you ever worried about running into a bear while you're out in the woods? Defenders of Wildlife is here to answer all of your questions! This is also a volunteer opportunity for our members to answer questions from the public about The Mountaineers.
Sara Ramsay Sara Ramsay
Adult Education Manager
April 19, 2018

Did you know that Washington state is home to more than 25,000 black bears and two small populations of grizzlies? Spring is a great time to explore the natural beauty of our state and it’s also prime time to practice your bear awareness skills. Bears are highly active this time of year, waking from hibernation and looking for food.

This spring, Defenders of Wildlife will be offering several opportunities to learn more about safe hiking and recreation in bear country. Come join Defenders and The Mountaineers for Hikes, Bears and Brews: Playing Smart in Washington’s Bear Country. Bring your questions, grab a pint, and learn how to prevent and respond to a bear encounter. Plus, get tips on great local day hikes and multi-day trips you can enjoy this spring, summer, and fall!

All events are free and open to the public! Attendees are free to drop by at any time during the event. We hope to see you there!

April 26 | 6-8:30pm

Hill City Tap House & Bottle Shop in Seattle

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May 3 | 5:30-8pm

State Street Beer Company in Tacoma

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May 5 | 2-3:30pm

Everett Public Library in Everett

This event - Hikes, Bears, and Books - features a 30-minute presentation, followed by open discussion at our tool and resource table.

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May 9 | 4-7:30pm

Two Beers Brewing Company in Seattle

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Volunteer Opportunity

Are you interested in representing The Mountaineers at one of these events? This is a fantastic opportunity to meet prospective members and promote our programs! Email Vanessa Lopez, the Northwest Program Coordinator at Defenders of Wildlife’s, for additional information.