National Park Week, 2020, 22945-22946 [2020-08840]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / Presidential Documents 22945 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10011 of April 17, 2020 National Park Week, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our national parks embody the magnificence and grandeur of our great Nation. Every year, more than 300 million visitors enjoy the breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, historic landmarks, and patriotic memorials found at these great American sites. During National Park Week, we recognize the majesty of our national parks, pay tribute to the tranquility and solace they provide, and applaud the men and women who work tirelessly to preserve our heritage for us and for future generations of Americans. This year, the recognition of our national parks is particularly poignant as our country continues to combat the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Where our national parks have been able to remain safely open, they continue to provide a respite for the American people. Guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has led the National Park Service to determine that access to national parks must be temporarily curtailed, and that entire parks must be closed in some cases, to ensure the safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and others. In the interim, we have found creative ways for Americans to connect with national parks through virtual opportunities that can be experienced remotely. At the same time, we look forward to when we can once again fully share with the public the benefits of our national parks. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with FR_PRESDOCS1 Even in challenging times, my Administration remains committed to maintaining and improving the condition and infrastructure of our national parks. Since 2017, we have invested in the restoration of the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, the restoration of the Washington Monument, and the construction of a new boardwalk around Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. My fiscal year 2021 budget proposes the establishment of a Public Lands Infrastructure Fund, which would ensure continued long-term investments in the infrastructure of our Nation’s public lands. Additionally, last year, I signed into law the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, the first comprehensive legislation addressing public lands management in over a decade. This legislation permanently reauthorized the Land and Water Conservation Fund, adjusted the boundaries of 15 national parks, and extended 2 national trails. These improvements will allow increased visitor access to our iconic national parks and landmarks. The National Park Service also collaborates with a growing network of States, local governments, and nonprofit organizations to encourage all Americans to use parks and other public lands as resources. The programs offered through these partnerships share the storied history of our Nation’s triumphs and challenges with visitors from around our country and the world. For example, this year, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which secured for women the right to vote. The voices of women whose vision, tenacity, and resilience moved them to tear down barriers and lead reform movements are shared at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in New York, the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in Washington, DC, and other sites across the country. 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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 18 through April 26, 2020, as National Park Week. I encourage all Americans to celebrate our national parks by learning more about the natural, cultural, 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 seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2020–08840 Filed 4–22–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:01 Apr 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23APD1.SGM 23APD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with FR_PRESDOCS1 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 79 (Thursday, April 23, 2020)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 22945-22946]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08840]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10011 of April 17, 2020

                
National Park Week, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our national parks embody the magnificence and grandeur 
                of our great Nation. Every year, more than 300 million 
                visitors enjoy the breathtaking landscapes, abundant 
                wildlife, historic landmarks, and patriotic memorials 
                found at these great American sites. During National 
                Park Week, we recognize the majesty of our national 
                parks, pay tribute to the tranquility and solace they 
                provide, and applaud the men and women who work 
                tirelessly to preserve our heritage for us and for 
                future generations of Americans.

                This year, the recognition of our national parks is 
                particularly poignant as our country continues to 
                combat the challenges posed by the coronavirus 
                pandemic. Where our national parks have been able to 
                remain safely open, they continue to provide a respite 
                for the American people. Guidance from local health 
                departments and the Centers for Disease Control and 
                Prevention has led the National Park Service to 
                determine that access to national parks must be 
                temporarily curtailed, and that entire parks must be 
                closed in some cases, to ensure the safety of visitors, 
                employees, volunteers, and others. In the interim, we 
                have found creative ways for Americans to connect with 
                national parks through virtual opportunities that can 
                be experienced remotely. At the same time, we look 
                forward to when we can once again fully share with the 
                public the benefits of our national parks.

                Even in challenging times, my Administration remains 
                committed to maintaining and improving the condition 
                and infrastructure of our national parks. Since 2017, 
                we have invested in the restoration of the USS Arizona 
                Memorial at Pearl Harbor, the restoration of the 
                Washington Monument, and the construction of a new 
                boardwalk around Old Faithful in Yellowstone National 
                Park. My fiscal year 2021 budget proposes the 
                establishment of a Public Lands Infrastructure Fund, 
                which would ensure continued long-term investments in 
                the infrastructure of our Nation's public lands. 
                Additionally, last year, I signed into law the John D. 
                Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation 
                Act, the first comprehensive legislation addressing 
                public lands management in over a decade. This 
                legislation permanently reauthorized the Land and Water 
                Conservation Fund, adjusted the boundaries of 15 
                national parks, and extended 2 national trails. These 
                improvements will allow increased visitor access to our 
                iconic national parks and landmarks.

                The National Park Service also collaborates with a 
                growing network of States, local governments, and 
                nonprofit organizations to encourage all Americans to 
                use parks and other public lands as resources. The 
                programs offered through these partnerships share the 
                storied history of our Nation's triumphs and challenges 
                with visitors from around our country and the world. 
                For example, this year, we commemorate the 100th 
                anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, 
                which secured for women the right to vote. The voices 
                of women whose vision, tenacity, and resilience moved 
                them to tear down barriers and lead reform movements 
                are shared at the Women's Rights National Historical 
                Park in New York, the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality 
                National Monument in Washington, DC, and other sites 
                across the country.

[[Page 22946]]

                The splendor of our Nation's landscapes and landmarks 
                is a true reflection of our rich history and the beauty 
                and greatness of America. As we observe National Park 
                Week, we reaffirm our commitment to providing all 
                Americans with greater opportunities to experience the 
                stunning mountains, plains, deserts, coastlines, 
                forests, and cultural and historical monuments 
                displayed in our national parks. This week, we 
                recognize the importance of our national park system 
                and look forward to reopening all areas of our sites 
                and parks to provide the public with more opportunities 
                to enjoy all of our tremendous national landmarks.

                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 18 through 
                April 26, 2020, as National Park Week. I encourage all 
                Americans to celebrate our national parks by learning 
                more about the natural, cultural, 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 
                seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2020-08840
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