What is California Wildlife Day?


Nature and wilderness are a source of inspiration, education, and physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Many state and non-profit organizations work to celebrate our diverse wildlife, promote environmental awareness and stewardship, and collaborate to provide opportunities for education and service for California Wildlife Day.
​WE FOUNDED IT!

Senator Bill Monning (author of resolution), CWD! creator Beverly Eyre, and Lorin Letendre of CRWC celebrating the resolution that made California Wildlife Day! possible.

Click here to read Beverly's speech from the 2018 inaugural CWD! event hosted by the Carmel River Watershed Conservancy.

California is a leader in environmental policy and conservation. Our state is filled with diverse and unique ecosystems, which is why California Wildlife Day! was formally established through legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Monning and passed in the California Senate in March 2017. A copy of the concurrent resolution is attached.

Nature and wilderness are a source of inspiration, education, and physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Many state and non-profit organizations work to promote environmental awareness and stewardship and will collaborate to provide opportunities for education and service for California Wildlife Day.

California Wildlife Day will be celebrated annually on or near the Spring Equinox. In 2022, CWD will be celebrated on March 19th.


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Thank you Secretary John Laird for your support of CWD!

In August 2018, John Laird, Secretary for the California Natural Resources Agency, recognized the importance of preserving wildlife and the importance of California Wildlife Day! by writing a letter of support to Abbie Beane, the Executive Director of our parent organization: Carmel River Watershed Conservancy


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