Smokey Bear is turning 70!
The iconic bear whose mantra is “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires,” turns 70 this year. The now-senior citizen bear has been spreading his fire prevention message since 1944.
The student who designs the winning birthday card will get the chance to present his or her card to Smokey during National Wildlife Prevention month in October. A special birthday party is planned along with cool prizes and Smokey memorabilia.
In addition, Smokey Bear will be making public appearances all across Oklahoma this year. Oklahoma Forestry Services encourages citizens to wish Smokey Bear a happy birthday and get a selfie with him. Upload your Smoke Bear Selfie to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #SelfiesWithSmokey. Be sure to Tag #OKForestService.
Above all, remember ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES!