Resolution Introduced to Recognize California Wildlife Day

February 15, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 23 to establish California Wildlife Day and recognize the state’s diverse and unique ecosystem.

“This resolution is designed to recognize one of our state’s greatest resources – its environment,” Senator Monning said.  “The geography of the State of California is unique and diverse, with deserts, snow-capped mountains, forests, and coastlines…all of which host an extraordinary abundance of wildlife.  Many Californians feel an obligation to protect our environment for future generations, and California Wildlife Day will help advance this through public education efforts about native plants and animals.”  

California Wildlife Day will be recognized every year on the Spring Equinox.  This year the Spring Equinox is on March 20, 2017.

Currently, there is a National Wildlife Day, which was established in 2005, in memory of conservationist Steve Irwin and to bring awareness of endangered animals nationally and worldwide. 

 

Contact: Elizabeth Stitt, (916) 651-4017