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  Q. How do I get Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl to appear at my event?

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If you are not in the Washington, D.C. area, contact the National Forest nearest you, or call (202) 205-4995 during normal office hours.

In the Washington, D.C. area, fax your request letter to (202) 690-5658 or mail it with at least three weeks advance notice to USDA Forest Service, Attn: Conservation Education, PO Box 96090, Washington, DC 20090-6090.

Your request letter must include:

  • Which figure you are requesting, Smokey or Woodsy
  • Name of the event
  • Purpose of the event
  • Main audience and expected attendance
  • Date Time
  • How many hours the figure is requested to perform
  • The kind of presentation needed (just an appearance or an appearance combined with an educational activity or talk)
  • Contact person and phone number during working hours
  • Do you have someone willing to wear the costume?