The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service and numerous conservation organizations will observe “endangered species day” on Friday. The purpose is to recognize conservation efforts that are underway across the nation, aimed at helping America’s imperiled species. To date the Endangered Species Act, which became law in 1973, has helped to prevent the extinction of hundreds of species. Field supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mark Wilson says endangered species day is a reminder of the importance  of endangered  species.

Wilson says by taking action to help our imperiled native fish, wildlife and plants , we can ensure a healthy future for our community and protect treasured landscapes for future generations. For more information on events in your area visit www.fws.gov.