February 22, 2012


The City of Calabasas has scheduled a “Coyote Education Night” on Monday February 27, 2012 at 7:00pm in Founders Hall at the Calabasas Public Library. The program will feature experts sharing valuable knowledge about safe co-existence with these native animals in urban environment, including presentations by Dr. Alex Farassati, City’s Environmental Services Manager, Dr. Seth Riley with the National Park Service, Ms. Cindy Reyes, Executive Director of California Wildlife Center and Ms. Camilla H. Fox, Founder and Executive Director of Project Coyote.  The program’s topics will include coyote ecology, do’s and don’ts of living near coyotes, steps homeowners can take to protect their property and pets, as well as information on the City of Calabasas Coyote Management Plan.

Dr. Seth Riley representing the National Park Service is also the assistant adjunct professor at the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  Dr. Riley’s research focuses on the ecology and conservation of wildlife in fragmented urban landscapes. She has published numerous articles on this topic.

As the Executive Director of California Wildlife Center (CWC), Ms. Cindy Reyes has over 10 years of experience with wildlife rehabilitation.  CWC provides rehabilitative care for all native California wildlife, rehabilitation and release of sick/injured/orphaned coyotes.

A leading advocate for fostering humane and ecologically sound solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, Ms. Fox has spearheaded numerous campaigns focused on protecting native carnivores and fostering humane, ecologically sound solutions to human-wildlife conflicts.

Attendees are encouraged to share the knowledge they gain with businesses, HOAs and other organizations. The program is free, and RSVPs can be made via email to coyotes@cityofcalabasas.com.

The Calabasas Library is located at 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302.

Please communicate this message with other interested individuals, especially people living in proximity of the coyote country.

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