Great Outdoors Month, 2010, 32077-32078 [2010-13666]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 108 / Monday, June 7, 2010 / Presidential Documents 32077 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8528 of May 28, 2010 Great Outdoors Month, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s vast and varied outdoor spaces are a source of great national pride, and we have long strived to protect them for future generations. Our lands and waters provide countless opportunities for exploration, recreation, and reflection, whether in solitude or with family and friends. During Great Outdoors Month, we renew our enduring commitment to protect our natural landscapes, to enjoy them, and to promote active lifestyles for ourselves and our children. Our outdoor spaces include the farms, ranches, rivers, forests, and working lands that are integral to our culture and economy, as well as our National Parks, local parks, fishing holes, beaches, and other favorite spots that provide space for us to stay active and healthy. These places are especially important today, as an increasing number of Americans, especially children, fall into unhealthy sedentary lifestyles. This year, I launched the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to foster innovative, community-driven strategies to protect our natural spaces, and to reconnect Americans with our great outdoors. We are addressing the conservation challenges and opportunities of the 21st century through partnerships with ranchers, farmers, sportsmen, and conservationists; State, local, private, and tribal leaders; educational and service programs like AmeriCorps; and business representatives and other stakeholders. To learn how you can join this effort, visit: www.DOI.gov/AmericasGreatOutdoors. The America’s Great Outdoors Initiative also builds upon Let’s Move, First Lady Michelle Obama’s effort to help our children eat more nutritious foods, lead healthier lives, and increase their physical activity. Exploring beyond the walls of their homes and schools will help inspire our children to move, run, play, and thrive. I encourage all Americans to visit www.LetsMove.gov to learn more. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD1 In these difficult economic times, renewing our commitment to our natural places will foster jobs in the tourism and recreation industries while conserving our great outdoors. Moreover, as Americans, we are responsible for protecting our heritage, including the raw beauty of our lands and waters. Together, let us rise to meet that responsibility and safeguard our cherished outdoor spaces for our children and grandchildren. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2010 as Great Outdoors Month. I urge all Americans to explore the great outdoors and to continue our Nation’s tradition of conserving our lands for future generations. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Jun 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07JND1.SGM 07JND1 32078 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 108 / Monday, June 7, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2010–13666 Filed 6–4–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Jun 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07JND1.SGM 07JND1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD1 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 108 (Monday, June 7, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 32077-32078]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13666]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 108 / Monday, June 7, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8528 of May 28, 2010

                
Great Outdoors Month, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's vast and varied outdoor spaces are a source 
                of great national pride, and we have long strived to 
                protect them for future generations. Our lands and 
                waters provide countless opportunities for exploration, 
                recreation, and reflection, whether in solitude or with 
                family and friends. During Great Outdoors Month, we 
                renew our enduring commitment to protect our natural 
                landscapes, to enjoy them, and to promote active 
                lifestyles for ourselves and our children.

                Our outdoor spaces include the farms, ranches, rivers, 
                forests, and working lands that are integral to our 
                culture and economy, as well as our National Parks, 
                local parks, fishing holes, beaches, and other favorite 
                spots that provide space for us to stay active and 
                healthy. These places are especially important today, 
                as an increasing number of Americans, especially 
                children, fall into unhealthy sedentary lifestyles.

                This year, I launched the America's Great Outdoors 
                Initiative to foster innovative, community-driven 
                strategies to protect our natural spaces, and to 
                reconnect Americans with our great outdoors. We are 
                addressing the conservation challenges and 
                opportunities of the 21st century through partnerships 
                with ranchers, farmers, sportsmen, and 
                conservationists; State, local, private, and tribal 
                leaders; educational and service programs like 
                AmeriCorps; and business representatives and other 
                stakeholders. To learn how you can join this effort, 
                visit: www.DOI.gov/AmericasGreatOutdoors.

                The America's Great Outdoors Initiative also builds 
                upon Let's Move, First Lady Michelle Obama's effort to 
                help our children eat more nutritious foods, lead 
                healthier lives, and increase their physical activity. 
                Exploring beyond the walls of their homes and schools 
                will help inspire our children to move, run, play, and 
                thrive. I encourage all Americans to visit 
                www.LetsMove.gov to learn more.

                In these difficult economic times, renewing our 
                commitment to our natural places will foster jobs in 
                the tourism and recreation industries while conserving 
                our great outdoors. Moreover, as Americans, we are 
                responsible for protecting our heritage, including the 
                raw beauty of our lands and waters. Together, let us 
                rise to meet that responsibility and safeguard our 
                cherished outdoor spaces for our children and 
                grandchildren.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim June 2010 as Great 
                Outdoors Month. I urge all Americans to explore the 
                great outdoors and to continue our Nation's tradition 
                of conserving our lands for future generations.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-13666
Filed 6-4-10; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P