RPD to Help SF Residents Coexist with Coyotes

Thursday, May 12, 2011

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RPD to Help SF Residents Coexist with Coyotes

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today a special educational event to help the City’s residents living with coyotes.  At this event, residents will learn coyote biology, their behavior, and the beneficial role coyotes play in our urban ecosystems. 

“Everyday at SF Rec and Park, we work hard to find balance between supporting urban recreation and sustaining natural environment,” said Phil Ginsburg, RPD General Manager. “We know that knowledge is the first step to reaching that balance so we are eager to help our residents learn more about living with wildlife in our City.”

The goals of this event are to explain the reason why lethal coyote control does not work, and the common causes of negative encounters and how residents can avoid them.  To help residents understand more about the life of coyote, “American Coyote: Still Wild At Heart”, an award-winning documentary film will be presented at the event.

This special educational event will take place today at 6:30p.m., located at Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park’s County Fair Building.  This event is free admission.  For more information please visit our website at www.sfrecpark.org.

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