Northern Bear Awareness Benefits from Apple Collection
Northern Bear Awareness President Dave Bakker accepts cheque from Noemie Touchette and Doug Bell – photo 250News
Prince George, B.C.- Harvest time in Prince George saw the Northern Bear Awareness Society picking up thousands of pounds of apples from properties in the Prince George area. Today, all that work paid off.
The NBAS had an agreement with the Northern Lights Estate Winery, as the winery would pay per pound of apples delivered.
The money is to be used for Northern Bear Awareness Society work which is aimed at reducing bear-human conflicts in the City. With food sources removed, bears that are looking for the final feast before hibernation, won’t be rooting through garbage, or chowing down on apples in a backyard apple tree.
Today, the Northern lights Estate Winery present a cheque for $2,500 to Northern Bear Awareness Society President Dave Bakker.
“We received about 5 thousand pounds of apples through the program” says Doug Bell of Northern Lights Estate Winery. The apples are now being made into wine which will be bottled in February.