SMOKEY BEAR CELEBRATES 70th BIRTHDAY AT PUEBLO LIBRARY IN AUGUST
The Pueblo Rawlings Library InfoZone News Museum in Pueblo, Colorado, along with the U.S. Forest Service, is hosting a birthday celebration for Smokey Bear’s 70th year of preventing unwanted human caused fires.
The celebration is set to take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 9 at the InfoZone News Museum on the fourth floor of Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave. Activities include a movie screening of Smokey’s film, Day in the Forest, fire prevention messages, “goody bags” for kids, pictures with Smokey Bear, cookies, cards and a whole lot more.
Since August 9, 1944, Smokey Bear has been a recognized symbol of conservation and protection of America’s forests. The principle causes of human-related wildfires are campfires left unattended, trash burning on windy days, arson, careless discarding of smoking materials or BBQ coals, and operating equipment prone to sparking.
Smokey’s message of exercising caution with fire when outdoors, whether it is in the forest or in a backyard, has become even more relevant and critical to share with the American public. Smokey’s message is not ‘no fire,’ but to use fire responsibly.
Visit www.smokeybear.com to learn more about how you can help Smokey.