Thank You Governor Brown for Signing California's Leatherback Bill!
Thanks to you and thousands of sea turtle lovers and dozens of conservation groups, the Pacific leatherback is NOW the offiicial sea turtle of California!
The leatherback bill sponsored by SeaTurtles.org - AB 1776 - and authored by Assemblyman Paul Fong passed through the state Senate on unanimous bi-partisan votes.
Photo of leatherback feeding copyright Peter Winch/Oceanic Society
Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill on September 26, 2012. Thank you Governor Brown for continuing California's legacy of ocean protection!
This historic legislation makes the endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle the official marine reptile of California and declares October 15 as Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day.
Thanks Governor Brown for signing AB 1776 by taking action today!
1. Sign our petition to the governor below.
2. For the greatest impact, send a personalized letter to the governor. Use the petition letter below to get started! Add your personal thoughts with an email to the the governor here or send a letter to the following address:
Office of the Governor
ATTN: Constituent Affairs
Sacramento, California 95814