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Arcadia Virtual Town Hall Meeting to Feature Coyote Safety Tips and Recommendations

The residents of Arcadia are invited to attend a virtual Coyote Safety Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 6 p.m. This event is hosted by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) in partnership with the City of Arcadia. 

 This meeting is intended to provide an informational forum for residents of the City of Arcadia to learn more about coyote safety, reporting, and hazing activities. A presentation on SGVCOG’s Neighborhood Coyote Program will be provided and representatives from the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will serve on a panel to answer residents’ questions. Residents that wish to submit questions regarding coyote behavior, pet safety, coyote hazing activities, or other coyote-related topics may do so before the start of the Town Hall meeting by e-mailing Coyotes@SGVCOG.org. Questions will be addressed and answered during the Q&A Panel.

Residents may register for this event at SGVCOG.org/Coyotes-Events or by phone at (626) 278-8039. The Town Hall meeting is intended to focus on specific coyote issues and concerns in the City of Arcadia as reported by Arcadia residents. Individuals who do not reside in Arcadia can view the Coyote Safety Town Hall Meeting via a YouTube livestream link, which will be available at least five minutes before the start of the meeting on the main page of the SGVCOG’s website at SGVCOG.org under “Upcoming Meetings and Events.”

The Neighborhood Coyote Program is being implemented by SGVCOG in the cities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Azusa, Covina, Irwindale, Montebello, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, and Temple City.

The program provides residents with a toll-free number to report coyote encounters and incidents, and provides educational resources and referrals to foster human and pet safety, including:

  • Coyote Safety Community Meetings and Trainings
  • Informational Website
  • Mailers and Social Media Outreach
  • Online Coyote Reporting Tool
  • Regional Coyote Reporting Online
  • Youth Outreach and Education Program

 For more information, please visit SGVCOG.org/Coyotes or e-mail Coyotes@SGVCOG.org.

Published: October 30, 2020