The State Recognizes First California Wildlife Day Tomorrow

March 19, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Tomorrow, the State of California will recognize the first annual California Wildlife Day to celebrate the state’s diverse and unique ecosystem.  This month, the Legislature unanimously passed Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 23 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to establish California Wildlife Day every year on the Spring Equinox, which, in 2017, falls on the 20th of March.

“California has some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world due to our unique and diverse climate and geography,” Senator Monning said.  “It makes sense that the state officially recognizes one of our greatest assets – our environment.  California Wildlife Day will help advance the preservation and protection of our ecosystem for future generations through public education about native plants and animals.”  

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

 

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