National Public Lands Day, 2010, 60281-60282 [2010-24646]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 29, 2010 / Presidential Documents 60281 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8568 of September 24, 2010 National Public Lands Day, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation From majestic mountain ranges to beloved neighborhood parks, Americans enjoy the natural places our ancestors have celebrated and protected for centuries. Our public lands represent the American spirit and reflect our shared experience—our history, our culture, and our deep love for wild and beautiful places. Every September, thousands of Americans volunteer their time and talents to protect our parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands. National Public Lands Day is an occasion to join together in honor of our Nation’s unique natural treasures. Every year, Americans take this opportunity to conserve and restore our public places. Last year, an estimated 150,000 dedicated volunteers removed litter and invasive plants; cleaned water resources; built and maintained trails; and planted trees, shrubs, and other native plants. This year, I encourage even more Americans to volunteer in local projects to have a greater impact on parks and public lands across our Nation. Taking care of our public lands is and must continue to be a proud American tradition. In April, I hosted the White House Conference on America’s Great Outdoors to address challenges and opportunities surrounding conservation today, and to identify new ways to work together to preserve our natural bounty. I also inaugurated the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to build a conservation agenda for the 21st century, and to reconnect Americans to our great outdoors. To do this, I instructed my Administration to participate in listening sessions around the country to hear Americans’ concerns, and to learn about what citizens and communities are doing to safeguard our land, water, and wildlife, as well as places of historic and cultural significance. As a Nation, we must engage in a new conversation about the conservation of the cherished places that have helped define us. On this day of service and celebration, I encourage all Americans to give their time and energy to care for—and to go out and enjoy—our public lands. Together, we can build upon our history of stewardship so our unique landscapes are preserved for countless generations to come. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD1 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 September 25, 2010, as National Public Lands Day. I invite all Americans to join me in a day of service for our public lands. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Sep 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29SED1.SGM 29SED1 60282 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 29, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyfifth. [FR Doc. 2010–24646 Filed 9–28–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Sep 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29SED1.SGM 29SED1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD1 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 29, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60281-60282]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24646]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 29, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8568 of September 24, 2010

                
National Public Lands Day, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                From majestic mountain ranges to beloved neighborhood 
                parks, Americans enjoy the natural places our ancestors 
                have celebrated and protected for centuries. Our public 
                lands represent the American spirit and reflect our 
                shared experience--our history, our culture, and our 
                deep love for wild and beautiful places. Every 
                September, thousands of Americans volunteer their time 
                and talents to protect our parks, national forests, 
                wildlife refuges, and other public lands. National 
                Public Lands Day is an occasion to join together in 
                honor of our Nation's unique natural treasures.

                Every year, Americans take this opportunity to conserve 
                and restore our public places. Last year, an estimated 
                150,000 dedicated volunteers removed litter and 
                invasive plants; cleaned water resources; built and 
                maintained trails; and planted trees, shrubs, and other 
                native plants. This year, I encourage even more 
                Americans to volunteer in local projects to have a 
                greater impact on parks and public lands across our 
                Nation.

                Taking care of our public lands is and must continue to 
                be a proud American tradition. In April, I hosted the 
                White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors to 
                address challenges and opportunities surrounding 
                conservation today, and to identify new ways to work 
                together to preserve our natural bounty. I also 
                inaugurated the America's Great Outdoors Initiative to 
                build a conservation agenda for the 21st century, and 
                to reconnect Americans to our great outdoors. To do 
                this, I instructed my Administration to participate in 
                listening sessions around the country to hear 
                Americans' concerns, and to learn about what citizens 
                and communities are doing to safeguard our land, water, 
                and wildlife, as well as places of historic and 
                cultural significance. As a Nation, we must engage in a 
                new conversation about the conservation of the 
                cherished places that have helped define us.

                On this day of service and celebration, I encourage all 
                Americans to give their time and energy to care for--
                and to go out and enjoy--our public lands. Together, we 
                can build upon our history of stewardship so our unique 
                landscapes are preserved for countless generations to 
                come.

                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 September 25, 2010, 
                as National Public Lands Day. I invite all Americans to 
                join me in a day of service for our public lands.

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

[FR Doc. 2010-24646
Filed 9-28-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P