To mark International Endangered Species Day, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously passed a proclamation calling attention to the plight of endangered species. In the proclamation Council commend the Sierra Club Allegheny Group’s Endangered Species Action Team (ESAT) for the work it does by educating the public and advocating for endangered and threatened plants and animals.
It was the suggestion of ESAT member Mary Ruth Aull to call attention to the fact the earth is in the midst of the greatest mass extinction of species since the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The proclamation was happily sponsored by Council president Darlene Harris and co-sponsored by every other member of City Council. On hand to accept the proclamation and make brief statements were ESAT chair Gwen Chute, her husband Ed, and ESAT member Mike Pastorkovich.