California Senate Passes Resolution to Recognize California Wildlife Day

February 23, 2017

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

“As Californians, we pride ourselves on the natural beauty of our state and I thank my Senate colleagues for their recognition of California Wildlife Day,” Senator Monning said.  “The environment is one of California’s greatest assets.  We have a unique and diverse climate and geography, with deserts, snow-capped mountains, forests, and coastlines, all of which host an extraordinary abundance of wildlife.  California Wildlife Day will help advance the preservation and protection of our land for future generations through public education 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.

SCR 23 now moves to the Assembly.  

Contact: Elizabeth Stitt, (916) 651-4017