Proclaim Bat Week Locally

Bat Week is a time to celebrate our bats and to spread the word about how we can help protect them. One great way to do this is to ask your town, city, or state officials to make a formal proclamation. You can use the proclamation (or its signing) as a great way to involve local media. Take some photos of the proclamation being signed, hold a press conference, or write a letter to the local paper. You’ll reach people you don’t even know and get them thinking positively about bats!


Bat flying in the sky
CREDIT U.S. Forest Service
Use our Sample Letter as a starting place for requesting a proclamation. We have designed it for the State Level (Governor), but this could be modified for a town, city, school, or business. Be sure to include the Proclamation Text with your letter.