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Collier County receives funding to reduce conflicts between bears and people

Posted: 7:24 AM, Sep 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-13 11:24:39Z

Collier County will receive money from Florida Fish and Wildlife to help reduce conflicts between people and bears.

$500,000 is being allotted to be split among ten different communities in Florida.

The funds will go towards bear-resistant equipment in an effort to keep bears out of trash in neighborhoods and parks.

More than $2,000,000.00 of Bear-wise funding has been approved to local governments since 2007.