California Wildlife Day Plans Take Off!

This week, the Carmel River Watershed Conservancy and Partners at the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District got together to discuss our first annual celebration of California Wildlife Day which we will host on March 24th at Garland Ranch Regional Park in Carmel Valley.

The event will host many different presentations from students and wildlife experts. There will also be various activities, including the opportunity to do art, learn about the insects that make a healthy river, and participate in a nature walk. We hope you will join us for this joyous celebration of our home and its wonderful creatures!

California Wildlife Day approved by California Legislature

On March 9, 2017, the California State Senate unanimously passed legislation to celebrate California Wildlife Day. The annual celebration will take place on the Spring Equinox and is an opportunity for schools, communities, local governments, and organizations to celebrate California's unique and varied wildlife and wild lands. 

Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) sponsored the legislation, recognizing the importance of environmental education and stewardship. The Carmel River Watershed Conservancy and the Audubon Society of California pioneered the efforts to realize California Wildlife Day.

The first state-wide celebration will be on the Spring Equinox on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.