National Park Week, 2019, 17339-17340 [2019-08407]

Download as PDF 17339 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 79 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9864 of April 19, 2019 The President National Park Week, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our National Parks System is a stunning tribute to our country’s history, traditions, and heritage. Since the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 by an Act of Congress, countless Americans have experienced the majesty, the wonder, the adventure, and the history of our national parks. Many leave with a deepened appreciation for the beauty of nature, the history of our country, and their place in the universe. During National Park Week, we celebrate our national parks and marvel with appreciation at the splendor of our Nation’s landscapes and landmarks. From sea to shining sea, America offers a vast array of national parks and monuments for the public to enjoy. The National Parks System includes 419 areas that cover more than 85 million acres. Each location is unique, offering a window into a particular chapter of the Nation’s history, a lofty view from a mountaintop, or a fleeting glimpse of rarely seen wildlife. From the gorges of Yosemite to the fountains of the World War II Memorial, these sites provide millions of visitors each year with places of remembrance, reflection, and recreation. There is a park for each of our Nation’s adventurers, no matter their age or interests. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS We must give our parks special care and attention to preserve them and the special natural and cultural sites they contain. In recent years, however, many roads, buildings, utility systems, and other infrastructure systems in our national parks have not received important repairs or maintenance, creating a backlog of postponed work projects that totals nearly $12 billion. My Administration is committed to working with the Congress to significantly reduce this backlog, including through the establishment of a Public Lands Infrastructure Fund. In addition, through public-private partnerships, we are bringing together leaders from across the country to improve the management of our public lands. By working across government and with the private sector, we can preserve our parks for generations to come, and provide Americans with more opportunities to experience our country’s exhilarating mountain peaks, calming valleys, scenic vistas, sprawling forests, and compelling historic cultural sites. Laying the cornerstone for the gateway to Yellowstone National Park in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt observed: ‘‘The essential feature in the present management of Yellowstone Park, as in all similar places, is its essential democracy—it is the preservation of the scenery, of the forests, of the wilderness life and the wilderness game for the people as a whole.’’ A century later, Teddy’s vision for our national parks endures. As we observe National Park Week, I encourage Americans to take advantage of the accessibility of our national parks and to get outside and experience these magnificent natural and historic treasures. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 April 20 through April 28, 2019, as National Park Week. I encourage all Americans to celebrate by visiting our national parks and learning more about the natural, cultural, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Apr 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24APD0.SGM 24APD0 17340 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 24, 2019 / Presidential Documents and historical heritage that belongs to each and every citizen of the United States of America. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. [FR Doc. 2019–08407 Filed 4–23–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Apr 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24APD0.SGM 24APD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F9–P

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Vol. 84

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Proclamation 9864--National Park Week, 2019


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 79 / Wednesday, April 24, 2019 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9864 of April 19, 2019

                
National Park Week, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our National Parks System is a stunning tribute to our 
                country's history, traditions, and heritage. Since the 
                creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 by an Act 
                of Congress, countless Americans have experienced the 
                majesty, the wonder, the adventure, and the history of 
                our national parks. Many leave with a deepened 
                appreciation for the beauty of nature, the history of 
                our country, and their place in the universe. During 
                National Park Week, we celebrate our national parks and 
                marvel with appreciation at the splendor of our 
                Nation's landscapes and landmarks.

                From sea to shining sea, America offers a vast array of 
                national parks and monuments for the public to enjoy. 
                The National Parks System includes 419 areas that cover 
                more than 85 million acres. Each location is unique, 
                offering a window into a particular chapter of the 
                Nation's history, a lofty view from a mountaintop, or a 
                fleeting glimpse of rarely seen wildlife. From the 
                gorges of Yosemite to the fountains of the World War II 
                Memorial, these sites provide millions of visitors each 
                year with places of remembrance, reflection, and 
                recreation. There is a park for each of our Nation's 
                adventurers, no matter their age or interests.

                We must give our parks special care and attention to 
                preserve them and the special natural and cultural 
                sites they contain. In recent years, however, many 
                roads, buildings, utility systems, and other 
                infrastructure systems in our national parks have not 
                received important repairs or maintenance, creating a 
                backlog of postponed work projects that totals nearly 
                $12 billion. My Administration is committed to working 
                with the Congress to significantly reduce this backlog, 
                including through the establishment of a Public Lands 
                Infrastructure Fund. In addition, through public-
                private partnerships, we are bringing together leaders 
                from across the country to improve the management of 
                our public lands. By working across government and with 
                the private sector, we can preserve our parks for 
                generations to come, and provide Americans with more 
                opportunities to experience our country's exhilarating 
                mountain peaks, calming valleys, scenic vistas, 
                sprawling forests, and compelling historic cultural 
                sites.

                Laying the cornerstone for the gateway to Yellowstone 
                National Park in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt 
                observed: ``The essential feature in the present 
                management of Yellowstone Park, as in all similar 
                places, is its essential democracy--it is the 
                preservation of the scenery, of the forests, of the 
                wilderness life and the wilderness game for the people 
                as a whole.'' A century later, Teddy's vision for our 
                national parks endures. As we observe National Park 
                Week, I encourage Americans to take advantage of the 
                accessibility of our national parks and to get outside 
                and experience these magnificent natural and historic 
                treasures.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 April 20 through 
                April 28, 2019, as National Park Week. I encourage all 
                Americans to celebrate by visiting our national parks 
                and learning more about the natural, cultural,

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                and historical heritage that belongs to each and every 
                citizen of the United States of America.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                nineteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2019-08407
Filed 4-23-19; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F9-P