National Public Lands Day, 2015, 59019-59020 [2015-25060]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 189 / Wednesday, September 30, 2015 / Presidential Documents 59019 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9330 of September 25, 2015 National Public Lands Day, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America is blessed with the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Natural wonders across our country—from centuries-old glaciers to miles-wide canyons—offer a window into our past and a vision for our future. Among our greatest legacies are our National Parks and public lands, steeped in millennia of living history and shaped by incredible geological force. Today, we join in efforts to protect these timeless treasures and encourage all to enjoy their splendor. On National Public Lands Day, people from every corner of our country will come together to help preserve our unique natural spaces in all 50 States. In what has become the largest volunteer event for public lands in America, this day offers people the opportunity to play an active role in safeguarding nature’s priceless gifts for future generations. From building winding trails that lead to pristine places to planting seeds and saplings that will grow into towering trees, Americans can participate in efforts to maintain our beloved parks and monuments and make a lasting difference in the land we love. All Americans deserve the chance to enjoy our parks and waters—no matter who they are or where they live. In that spirit, I launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative earlier this year, which provides fourth graders and their families with free admission to our National Parks and other Federal lands and waters. And through the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, we are expanding access to and restoring vibrant landscapes. In addition to offering majestic views and vistas, our scenic sites provide critical economic benefits to communities across our country. Last year, almost 300 million visitors to our National Parks spent approximately $16 billion and supported over 275,000 jobs. That is why my Administration has set aside more public lands and waters than any other in history, and why I have established or expanded 19 National Monuments since taking office. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D1 On this day, let us pay tribute to our majestic past by renewing our commitment to maintaining our Nation’s public lands and ensuring our national inheritance remains a birthright for generations of Americans to come. I urge all people to ‘‘Find Your Park’’ by visiting www.FindYourPark.com and to take advantage of the National Parks offering free admission today. Together, we can continue to be good stewards of our earth and work to increase access to outdoor opportunities for all. 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 26, 2015, as National Public Lands Day. I encourage all Americans to participate in a day of public service for our lands. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:05 Sep 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30SED1.SGM 30SED1 59020 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 189 / Wednesday, September 30, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of September, 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. 2015–25060 Filed 9–29–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:05 Sep 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30SED1.SGM 30SED1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D1 Billing code 3295–F5–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 189 (Wednesday, September 30, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 59019-59020]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25060]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 189 / Wednesday, September 30, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9330 of September 25, 2015

                
National Public Lands Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America is blessed with the most beautiful landscapes 
                in the world. Natural wonders across our country--from 
                centuries-old glaciers to miles-wide canyons--offer a 
                window into our past and a vision for our future. Among 
                our greatest legacies are our National Parks and public 
                lands, steeped in millennia of living history and 
                shaped by incredible geological force. Today, we join 
                in efforts to protect these timeless treasures and 
                encourage all to enjoy their splendor.

                On National Public Lands Day, people from every corner 
                of our country will come together to help preserve our 
                unique natural spaces in all 50 States. In what has 
                become the largest volunteer event for public lands in 
                America, this day offers people the opportunity to play 
                an active role in safeguarding nature's priceless gifts 
                for future generations. From building winding trails 
                that lead to pristine places to planting seeds and 
                saplings that will grow into towering trees, Americans 
                can participate in efforts to maintain our beloved 
                parks and monuments and make a lasting difference in 
                the land we love.

                All Americans deserve the chance to enjoy our parks and 
                waters--no matter who they are or where they live. In 
                that spirit, I launched the Every Kid in a Park 
                initiative earlier this year, which provides fourth 
                graders and their families with free admission to our 
                National Parks and other Federal lands and waters. And 
                through the America's Great Outdoors Initiative, we are 
                expanding access to and restoring vibrant landscapes.

                In addition to offering majestic views and vistas, our 
                scenic sites provide critical economic benefits to 
                communities across our country. Last year, almost 300 
                million visitors to our National Parks spent 
                approximately $16 billion and supported over 275,000 
                jobs. That is why my Administration has set aside more 
                public lands and waters than any other in history, and 
                why I have established or expanded 19 National 
                Monuments since taking office.

                On this day, let us pay tribute to our majestic past by 
                renewing our commitment to maintaining our Nation's 
                public lands and ensuring our national inheritance 
                remains a birthright for generations of Americans to 
                come. I urge all people to ``Find Your Park'' by 
                visiting www.FindYourPark.com and to take advantage of 
                the National Parks offering free admission today. 
                Together, we can continue to be good stewards of our 
                earth and work to increase access to outdoor 
                opportunities for all.

                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 26, 2015, 
                as National Public Lands Day. I encourage all Americans 
                to participate in a day of public service for our 
                lands.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-fifth day of September, 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. 2015-25060
Filed 9-29-15; 11:15 am]
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