On Friday, May 18th, don't forget to take a moment to recognize Endangered Species Day, started in 2006 by the United States Congress and marked by celebrations of our nation’s wildlife and wild places. This important call to action is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and the everyday actions that can be taken to help protect them.
Our local endangered species include the California Clapper Rail (pictured below), the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse, the California Tiger Salamander, the Bay Checkerspot Butterfly, and the San Joaquin Kit Fox.
Looking for ideas to support your celebrations? Check out the Eco-Schools USA Take Action page to find just the right fit for your school.
Looking to deepen your understanding on the status of America’s wildlife, read National Wildlife Federation’s recently released report, Reversing America’s Wildlife Crisis: Securing the Future of our Fish and Wildlife
(Thanks to the National Wildlife Federation)