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Press Release: Clarkstown to Hold Coyote Education Seminar

For Immediate Release

January 8, 2018

Clarkstown to Hold Coyote Education Seminar

January 11, 2018, 7pm

(New City, NY) – Supervisor George Hoehmann announced the Town of Clarkstown will host a Coyote Education Seminar to address recent concerns of residents regarding the appearance of coyotes throughout the Town. The seminar will be held on January 11, 2018, 7pm at Clarkstown Town Hall, Room 301, 10 Maple Ave., New City.

Recently, there has been an increase in residents’ concerns regarding coyotes appearing in communities, which has sparked inaccurate reporting and unwarranted fear. The Town has invited Frank Vincenti of the Wild Dog Foundation, one of the most active coyote education groups in North America, for a presentation to dispel myths and present the facts on this misunderstood animal. The presentation will include the following discussion topics:

· What is a coywolf and the truth regarding the name?

· The genetics of New York coyotes

· What do coyotes eat?

· How to prevent conflicts

· The important role coyotes play in New York’s ecosystem

All residents who are concerned or interested in coyotes are encouraged to attend this informative seminar.

The event is sponsored by the Town of Clarkstown and Clarkstown Animal Control. For more information residents can call Supervisor George Hoehmann’s office 845-639-2050.