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For Release: Friday, August 25, 2017

DEC Celebrates Smokey Bear's 73rd Birthday Bash

Only WHO can prevent wildfires? That's right, YOU! Join the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a celebration of all things outdoors as we wish Smokey Bear a happy 73rd birthday! On August 26, 2017, the DEC will be celebrating at Gantry Plaza State Park from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and on Pier 51 along the Hudson River Park from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. This fun-filled, free event will feature hands-on activities for visitors of all ages including a meet and greet with Smokey Bear and a DEC forest ranger, crafts and a Smokey Bear poster contest, scavenger hunts, party favors, and more!

DEC Contact: Brittany DiLeo | Brittany.dileo@dec.ny.gov | (718) 482-6404

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