Sunday, Mar 9, 2014
Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 69th Birthday
Date(s) & Time(s)::
August 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Location: Shawnee National Forest Headquarters, 50 Hwy 145 South, Harrisburg, IL
Known for his work in helping to remind the public that “Only you can prevent wildfires,” Smokey Bear is one of the most recognized symbols in the country and the focal point of the longest running public service announcement (PSA) in American history. Friday, August 9th marks a special day for Smokey as he will be celebrating his 69th birthday. In celebration, the public is invited to come out and meet the birthday bear himself, get a hug and snap a photo! Joining Smokey will be Gala Goldsmith, Acting Forest Supervisor. She joins the Shawnee from the Wayne National Forest and will be on hand to help celebrate and meet/greet the public too. So make plans to be a part and meet the most famous bear of them all!Return to event list.
To learn more about Smokey Bear, visit http://www.smokeybear.com.
Administered by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, the Shawnee National Forest is one of 155 national forests nationwide. As the only national forest in Illinois, the Shawnee offers numerous avenues for connecting with the natural world through its 280,000 acres of varied landscape. Whether your interests lie more in outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking or camping, or include learning about the unique natural and cultural heritage of southern Illinois, the fields, forests and streams of the Shawnee welcome you. To discover more about the Shawnee National Forest, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee and follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/shawneenf. National information about the U.S. Forest Service can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/.
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