Smokey the Bear


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Smokey the Bear

warns “only you can prevent forest fires.” [Am. Pop. Cult.: Misc.]
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Department of Agriculture announced that Smokey the Bear, age 26, had died at the National Zoo.
"Smokey the Bear says, 'Only you can prevent forest fires,'" Minnich told the website.
Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog were on hand for the Fire Prevention Week kickoff, along with Cinder, the Raleigh Fire Departments dog that helps educate children in fire prevention.
This project is exemplified in Snyder's short prose piece "Smokey the Bear Sutra" (1969), which rewrites a Buddhist scriptural genre for a hippie audience.
This free, family-fun event will include tree-climbing, nature crafts, hay rides, scavenger hunts, campfire cookery, a visit from Smokey the Bear and much more.
Smokey the Bear will be joining us again this year, escorted by firefighters from Water Witch Hose Company No.
Smokey the Bear had a myopic view of the health of forests--no fires, no way, no day.
She certainly changed the scenery from her native Nevada's "mountains and awesome deserts" and while she "always dreamed of wearing a Smokey the Bear hat" she never dreamed she'd be wearing it in a castle--Central Park's whimsical Belvedere Castle, now an Urban Rangers' station.
Bradburn's project has nothing to do with Smokey the Bear. It is a one-of-a-kind privacy wall built from discarded five-gallon plastic buckets concealed within layers of stucco.
How can Smokey the Bear's "only you can prevent forest fires" message be updated to take into account fire's role in natural ecology?
ONLY YOU CAN prevent forest fires--and help American honeybees--by stocking the line of Smokey the Bear brand honey being introduced by Natural American Foods.
And, since the time of Smokey the Bear, we always do the same thing.