National Wilderness Month, 2015, 53455-53456 [2015-22333]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents 53455 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9315 of August 31, 2015 National Wilderness Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The beauty of America’s wilderness has always been central to our character as a Nation. Our untrammeled lands and waters are part of a rich legacy that is carried forward from one generation to the next, reflecting a spirit of conservation deeply rooted in the quintessential American belief that each of us has an equal share in these special places and an equal responsibility to protect them. Every day, individuals across our country embody this idea by maintaining our trails and parks, working to restore cherished sites, and inspiring communities to preserve the areas they treasure. Since I took office, I have been committed to protecting the pristine areas that enrich our lives and our country. That is why I have set aside more lands and waters than any other President in our history, including by designating more than 2 million new acres of wilderness. And to ensure our children have the chance to experience the wonder within our protected lands, my Administration launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative, which provides free admission to public lands for all fourth graders and their families—enabling more young Americans to discover the land with which our Nation has been blessed. 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 National Parks, baseball fields, battlefields, and community green spaces. I continue to call on the Congress to act to ensure this vital tool of environmental stewardship and community development does not expire by fully and permanently funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and as President, I will keep working to make it easier for all families to enjoy our great outdoors no matter where they live. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D6 Our National Parks, wildlife refuges, forests, and public lands are also essential for expanding economic opportunity, creating jobs, and fueling local economies. My Administration is committed to partnering with cities and States to make sure they have the resources they need to protect these outdoor spaces in the face of extreme weather events that imperil our security and the livelihood of our communities. Climate change threatens our lands and waters, as well as the health and well-being of future generations. That is why we have taken commonsense actions to combat climate change, ensure the resilience of our neighborhoods, and protect our natural resources for our children and grandchildren. During National Wilderness Month, let us recommit to preserving the places that remind us of who we are and of all that our Nation is. Let us renew our resolve to protect America’s incomparable natural splendor in our time so it can endure as a birthright of every citizen and shape the lives and dreams of 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 2015 as National Wilderness Month. I invite all Americans to visit and enjoy VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03SED6.SGM 03SED6 53456 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents our wilderness areas, to learn about their vast history, and to aid in the protection of our precious national treasures. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–22333 Filed 9–2–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03SED6.SGM 03SED6 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D6 Billing code 3295–F5

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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9315 of August 31, 2015

                
National Wilderness Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The beauty of America's wilderness has always been 
                central to our character as a Nation. Our untrammeled 
                lands and waters are part of a rich legacy that is 
                carried forward from one generation to the next, 
                reflecting a spirit of conservation deeply rooted in 
                the quintessential American belief that each of us has 
                an equal share in these special places and an equal 
                responsibility to protect them. Every day, individuals 
                across our country embody this idea by maintaining our 
                trails and parks, working to restore cherished sites, 
                and inspiring communities to preserve the areas they 
                treasure.

                Since I took office, I have been committed to 
                protecting the pristine areas that enrich our lives and 
                our country. That is why I have set aside more lands 
                and waters than any other President in our history, 
                including by designating more than 2 million new acres 
                of wilderness. And to ensure our children have the 
                chance to experience the wonder within our protected 
                lands, my Administration launched the Every Kid in a 
                Park initiative, which provides free admission to 
                public lands for all fourth graders and their 
                families--enabling more young Americans to discover the 
                land with which our Nation has been blessed.

                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 
                National Parks, baseball fields, battlefields, and 
                community green spaces. I continue to call on the 
                Congress to act to ensure this vital tool of 
                environmental stewardship and community development 
                does not expire by fully and permanently funding the 
                Land and Water Conservation Fund, and as President, I 
                will keep working to make it easier for all families to 
                enjoy our great outdoors no matter where they live.

                Our National Parks, wildlife refuges, forests, and 
                public lands are also essential for expanding economic 
                opportunity, creating jobs, and fueling local 
                economies. My Administration is committed to partnering 
                with cities and States to make sure they have the 
                resources they need to protect these outdoor spaces in 
                the face of extreme weather events that imperil our 
                security and the livelihood of our communities. Climate 
                change threatens our lands and waters, as well as the 
                health and well-being of future generations. That is 
                why we have taken commonsense actions to combat climate 
                change, ensure the resilience of our neighborhoods, and 
                protect our natural resources for our children and 
                grandchildren.

                During National Wilderness Month, let us recommit to 
                preserving the places that remind us of who we are and 
                of all that our Nation is. Let us renew our resolve to 
                protect America's incomparable natural splendor in our 
                time so it can endure as a birthright of every citizen 
                and shape the lives and dreams of 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 2015 as 
                National Wilderness Month. I invite all Americans to 
                visit and enjoy

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                our wilderness areas, to learn about their vast 
                history, and to aid in the protection of our precious 
                national treasures.

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

[FR Doc. 2015-22333
Filed 9-2-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5