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Celebrating P-22 Day, 2018

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On Aug 18, 2018

From the National Wildlife Federation… the upcoming P-22 Day event will take place at Shane’s Inspiration (across from the Ranger Station) in Griffith Park

October 27, 2018 / from 11-4 pm

Hey all you P-22 fans! October 22 is now forever known as P-22 Day, by official declaration of the City of LA. That’s right, LA recognizes the importance of its resident cougars.

Mark your calendars and come celebrate my special day with our THIRD annual festival at Shane’s Inspiration lawn in Griffith Park on Saturday, October 27.

It’s FREE and open to the public. Come pose with P-22 (well, my likeness) in a photobooth, try out a virtual reality experience of a wildlife crossing and the LA River, meet Ranger Rick, learn from experts on how to coexist with wildlife, view an urban wildlife garden installation, join in with the California Conservation Corps for a Bioblitz Dance, go on a ranger led walk, take a workshop on how to set up a wildlife camera, listen to live music, enjoy delicious food, and discover many more exhibits and activities.

Don’t miss it!

If you’re a non-profit organization, government agency, educational institution, researcher or artist, free exhibit space is available to showcase your work on urban wildlife, fostering connections to the natural world, or promoting coexistence with our wild neighbors. Email Tessa Charnofsky at CharnofskyT@nwf.org for more information.

Sponsorships for businesses are also available. Email Amanda Leon at LeonA@nwf.org

The P-22 Day Festival is part of Urban Wildlife Week, October 21-27, a series of events across the Santa Monica Mountains and the Los Angeles area including a 50-mile hike lead by National Wildlife Federation’s California Director, Beth Pratt, and many partners. They will walk through the Santa Monica Mountains and Los Angeles-–taking a similar path to the one that P-22 may have followed.

Their journey will be tracked virtually by millions worldwide, and illustrate how the promise of connectivity is integral not just for the future of mountain lions, but for all wildlife such as salamanders, birds and butterflies. A rally at the site of the proposed wildlife crossing in Agoura Hills will kick-off the walk.

More information at: http://urbanwildlifeweek.org/

P-22 Day & Urban Wildlife Week is a program of the National Wildlife Federation and #SaveLACougars

Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 11am-4pm
follow the signs to the festival for a rockin’ good time!

recent LA Times article highlights the need for a wildlife crossing in LA
https://savelacougars.org/2017/12/22/build-bridge-mountain-lions-wildlife-activists-need-60-million/
https://www.kcet.org/shows/earth-focus/a-tale-of-two-lions-p-41-and-p-22-underscore-challenges-for-non-human-urban

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