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Saturday, September 10, 2016 is “Endangered Species Day” in Massachusetts.

American Bittern

American Bittern (Botaurus Lentiginosus)

According to Massachusetts General Law chapter 6 section 15EE:

“The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the second Saturday in September as “Endangered Species Day” and recommending that said day shall be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.”

This law was added by statute in 1977.

This is not to be confused with national Endangered Species Day, which is celebrated on the third Friday in May.

Regulations regarding the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, 321 CMR 10, list important information about managing endangered species, and contain a list of species that are endangered, threatened, or of special concern.

You may want to check your local community to see how you can celebrate Endangered Species Day this year.

 

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