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Julian Natural Wonderfest

Come by the exhibitor booth and visit the Mountain Lion Foundation and Julian Mountain Lion Project at the Julian Natural Wonderfest.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
3PM to 11PM

Jess Martin Park
2955 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036

See a mini model of a predator-proof pen and learn how these can save livestock. Together, we can save our Julian mountain lions!

There will be handouts and information to share that will help keep your pets and livestock safe and assist in keeping our mountain lions out of trouble.

Lynn Cullens, Executive Director of the Mountain Lion Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting mountain lions and their habitat throughout the United States, AND Julian's own Jane Santorumn, founder/team leader of the Julian Mountain Lion Project will be at the event. The goal of the Project is to connect Julian residents with mountain lion researchers and experts to find strategies for keeping people, pets, livestock AND mountain lions safe.

Both Lynn and Jane work with our community to bring mutually beneficial solutions to mountain lion conflicts. They are dedicated to protecting mountain lions and their habitat while introducing innovative approaches to the management of livestock and pet protection to minimize mountain lion conflict. Their efforts, and those of our neighbors, are increasing the mountain lions' chances of survival, and enhancing our safety and the protection of our pets and livestock.

Come by the booth and share your fun fact to be entered into a drawing for tickets to visit Lions, Tigers & Bears. You will have the chance to see mountain lions up close at Lions, Tigers and Bears!

Kids can also enter the drawing by showing how to respond if they see a mountain lion. If you don't know what to do, these great supporters of Wonderfest will show you how!

How much is the event?
Free! Also, there's a free shuttle from Julian.

Read Jane Santorumn's recap of the Julian Natural Wonderfest:

"The first annual Julian Natural Wonderfest went exceptionally well and we were there to add our good cheer and information on our local mountain lions. Lynn Cullens, Executive director for MLF, Robin Parks, Southern California MLF field representative extraordinaire, Jane Santorumn, Julian Mountain Lion Project and Mauricio Santorumn, Mr. good cheer himself, were all there doing their best to answer questions and let folks know about our programs and how we are available to be of assistance with living peacefully and safely with mountain lions.

MLF Executive Director Lynn Cullens and Julian Mountain Lion Project.
Towards the evening Lynn and Jane gave a brief presentation on why killing a mountain lion doesn't work to protect our pets and livestock. This was well received by the crowd which was preparing to enjoy the next presentation presented by Mother Nature herself: the Preseids meteor shower.

We were thankful for a slightly cooler day and a pleasant breeze that welcomed over 1000 visitors and locals. Our booth had the Volcan Mountain Foundation and the San Diego Herpetological Society as neighbors and we were nestled in with dozens of other booths providing all kinds of wonderful information on the natural world that we share.

A successful first year for an annual event! We look forward to participating again next year."

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who came out to make the Julian Natural Wonderfest a truly memorable experience!



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