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Fun Fact Friday - Give a hoot, don't pollute!

Anyone who grew up in the 70s and 80s remembers those PSAs starring Woodsy Owl.  "Give a hoot, don't pollute!" 

A little bit of trivia on Woodsy:

  • Woodsy, the Forest Service and USDA's anti-pollution mascot was created in 1971.  

  • Like fellow USDA and Forest Service mascot Smokey Bear, he is a proected symbol under Public Law 93-318!  

  • Woodsy was voiced by many actors over the years, but most notably by Sterling Holloway, the original voice of Disney's Winnie the Pooh!  

  • Woodsy was the star of his own comic book in the 70s

  • .In the 90s, his look was modernized with a backpack and hiking boots.  

If you want to introduce your kids to Woodsy, show them the YouTube video below and print out this Woodsy Owl coloring page!

Woodsy's message is just as important today.  Keep Woodsy's motto going..."don't be a dirty bird!"