Great Outdoors Month, 2015, 31823-31824 [2015-13746]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 106 / Wednesday, June 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents 31823 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9289 of May 29, 2015 Great Outdoors Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s vast and varied landscapes have always been central to the character of our Nation and the story of our people. Their rugged beauty reflects our national history and heritage—as pioneers who forged new paths and explorers who dared to venture into the unknown—and continues to inspire new generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Our mountains and rivers are part of who we are, and they are the birthright of all our people. Today, onethird of all our Nation’s land is publicly owned and set aside for the use and enjoyment of every American. These are the places that make our country great, and as heirs to this extraordinary legacy of conservation, we have an obligation to make sure our children and grandchildren can enjoy the everlasting bounty of the great outdoors. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Our Nation’s public lands and waters fuel our economy and support our industries. Home to living laboratories and wondrous playgrounds, they spark boundless curiosity and innovation, and in the desolate wilderness, adventurers rediscover the spirit of independence that unites all Americans. As President, I am committed to ensuring every child in America—regardless of who they are or where they live—has the opportunity to explore these treasured spaces. That is why earlier this year I launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative, which will provide all fourth graders and their families with free admission to our National Parks and other Federal lands and waters for a full year. And I invite all Americans to ‘‘Find Your Park’’ and celebrate some of the most beautiful landscapes and waterscapes in the world. As a Nation, we must work to safeguard nature’s splendor for generations to come. Climate change threatens our lands and waters, as well as the health and well-being of future generations. That is why my Administration has taken commonsense actions to combat climate change, ensure the resilience of our natural resources, and protect our children. I am proud to have protected more than 260 million additional acres of public lands and waters—more than any other President—which includes the establishment or expansion of 16 National Monuments through my Executive authority. For more than a half-century, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped to protect these iconic places and make it easier for families to spend time outside. The Fund has advanced over 40,000 local projects by making critical investments, including in battlefields, National Parks, baseball fields, and community green spaces, and I continue to call for the full and permanent funding of this vital tool of environmental stewardship. During Great Outdoors Month, Governors, communities, business leaders, and organizations will host thousands of events across the country to celebrate our unparalleled outdoors. I encourage Americans to participate in these activities and to take the time to experience the natural grandeur of our Nation. As we enjoy these magnificent places, let us rededicate ourselves to doing our part to preserve them for all our future explorers, adventurers, and environmental stewards. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:46 Jun 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03JND1.SGM 03JND1 31824 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 106 / Wednesday, June 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents 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 2015 as Great Outdoors Month. I urge all Americans to explore the great outdoors and to uphold our Nation’s legacy of conserving our lands and waters. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2015–13746 Filed 6–2–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:46 Jun 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03JND1.SGM 03JND1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 106 (Wednesday, June 3, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-13746]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 106 / Wednesday, June 3, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9289 of May 29, 2015

                
Great Outdoors Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's vast and varied landscapes have always been 
                central to the character of our Nation and the story of 
                our people. Their rugged beauty reflects our national 
                history and heritage--as pioneers who forged new paths 
                and explorers who dared to venture into the unknown--
                and continues to inspire new generations of outdoor 
                enthusiasts. Our mountains and rivers are part of who 
                we are, and they are the birthright of all our people. 
                Today, one-third of all our Nation's land is publicly 
                owned and set aside for the use and enjoyment of every 
                American. These are the places that make our country 
                great, and as heirs to this extraordinary legacy of 
                conservation, we have an obligation to make sure our 
                children and grandchildren can enjoy the everlasting 
                bounty of the great outdoors.

                Our Nation's public lands and waters fuel our economy 
                and support our industries. Home to living laboratories 
                and wondrous playgrounds, they spark boundless 
                curiosity and innovation, and in the desolate 
                wilderness, adventurers rediscover the spirit of 
                independence that unites all Americans. As President, I 
                am committed to ensuring every child in America--
                regardless of who they are or where they live--has the 
                opportunity to explore these treasured spaces. That is 
                why earlier this year I launched the Every Kid in a 
                Park initiative, which will provide all fourth graders 
                and their families with free admission to our National 
                Parks and other Federal lands and waters for a full 
                year. And I invite all Americans to ``Find Your Park'' 
                and celebrate some of the most beautiful landscapes and 
                waterscapes in the world.

                As a Nation, we must work to safeguard nature's 
                splendor for generations to come. Climate change 
                threatens our lands and waters, as well as the health 
                and well-being of future generations. That is why my 
                Administration has taken commonsense actions to combat 
                climate change, ensure the resilience of our natural 
                resources, and protect our children. I am proud to have 
                protected more than 260 million additional acres of 
                public lands and waters--more than any other 
                President--which includes the establishment or 
                expansion of 16 National Monuments through my Executive 
                authority. For more than a half-century, the Land and 
                Water Conservation Fund has helped to protect these 
                iconic places and make it easier for families to spend 
                time outside. The Fund has advanced over 40,000 local 
                projects by making critical investments, including in 
                battlefields, National Parks, baseball fields, and 
                community green spaces, and I continue to call for the 
                full and permanent funding of this vital tool of 
                environmental stewardship.

                During Great Outdoors Month, Governors, communities, 
                business leaders, and organizations will host thousands 
                of events across the country to celebrate our 
                unparalleled outdoors. I encourage Americans to 
                participate in these activities and to take the time to 
                experience the natural grandeur of our Nation. As we 
                enjoy these magnificent places, let us rededicate 
                ourselves to doing our part to preserve them for all 
                our future explorers, adventurers, and environmental 
                stewards.

[[Page 31824]]

                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 2015 as Great 
                Outdoors Month. I urge all Americans to explore the 
                great outdoors and to uphold our Nation's legacy of 
                conserving our lands and waters.

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

[FR Doc. 2015-13746
Filed 6-2-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5