National Public Lands Day, 2022, 58707-58708 [2022-21140]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 28, 2022 / Presidential Documents 58707 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10454 of September 23, 2022 National Public Lands Day, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On National Public Lands Day, we give thanks for the precious public lands that are the birthright of every American and at the heart of our national pride. From national parks to monuments, conservation areas, wildlife refuges, forests, grasslands, marine sanctuaries, reservoirs, and lakes— these lands provide endless opportunities for adventure, education, and respite. They are the ancestral homelands of Tribal Nations and Indigenous peoples—sacred sites with rich heritage. They sustain the outdoor recreation industry and strengthen our economy. They protect biodiversity, help mitigate climate change, and make communities more resilient to extreme weather events and natural disasters. On this day, we acknowledge our responsibility to make our public lands accessible to all Americans and recommit ourselves to conserving these spaces for generations to come. Since 1994, volunteers across our country have joined together on this day to perform acts of service and help safeguard public lands. From the Colorado River to the Superior National Forest, participants clean waterways, maintain trails, reforest land, and learn about the value of conservation. The theme of this year’s National Public Lands Day is ‘‘Giving Back Together,’’ an acknowledgement of the many ways public lands enrich our lives and a reminder of the power they have to unite us around a common appreciation for the natural world. I encourage everyone to visit blm.gov/ national-public-lands-day and seek out volunteer opportunities near you. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with FR_PREZDOC1 My Administration is committed to helping protect and restore America’s cherished public lands. With our Inflation Reduction Act and historic funding from the Congress, we will tackle the climate crises by investing in clean energy, securing funding for climate-friendly jobs, strengthening wildfire resilience, and combatting deforestation. We will redouble our efforts to protect old-growth forests, reestablish the boundaries of treasured monuments, and reassert protections for wildlife. Through the Civilian Climate Corps, we hope to put Americans to work conserving public lands across our Nation. And with our America the Beautiful Initiative, my Administration is working with State, local, and Tribal governments, as well as private landowners, to voluntarily conserve 30 percent of our Nation’s lands and waters by 2030. Additionally, we are working to ensure that our public lands—central to our Nation’s heritage—tell the full story of America and remain accessible to all Americans. That is why I signed the Amache National Historic Site Act to acknowledge the unjust incarceration of thousands of civilians of Japanese ancestry at Amache during World War II. I restored protections for the Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monuments to safeguard the ancestral homelands of Tribal Nations, preserve vital cultural and archaeological artifacts, and honor the history of those who stewarded these grounds since time immemorial. Public lands reflect our past and create opportunities for commemoration and healing for the future. It is essential that we continue to make public lands accessible to all Americans so that everyone can benefit and derive meaning from their splendor and the histories they tell. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:44 Sep 27, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28SED1.SGM 28SED1 58708 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 28, 2022 / Presidential Documents Today, federally managed public lands will offer free admission to all visitors, and I encourage Americans to explore these locations. I also invite everyone to express gratitude to the dedicated staff and volunteers who work hard to preserve our public lands and safeguard these national treasures for all Americans to enjoy. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., 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 24, 2022, as National Public Lands Day. I invite all Americans to join me in a day of service for our public lands. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh. [FR Doc. 2022–21140 Filed 9–27–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:44 Sep 27, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28SED1.SGM 28SED1 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with FR_PREZDOC1 Billing code 3395–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 187 (Wednesday, September 28, 2022)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 58707-58708]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-21140]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 87 , No. 187 / Wednesday, September 28, 2022 
/ Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10454 of September 23, 2022

                
National Public Lands Day, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On National Public Lands Day, we give thanks for the 
                precious public lands that are the birthright of every 
                American and at the heart of our national pride. From 
                national parks to monuments, conservation areas, 
                wildlife refuges, forests, grasslands, marine 
                sanctuaries, reservoirs, and lakes--these lands provide 
                endless opportunities for adventure, education, and 
                respite. They are the ancestral homelands of Tribal 
                Nations and Indigenous peoples--sacred sites with rich 
                heritage. They sustain the outdoor recreation industry 
                and strengthen our economy. They protect biodiversity, 
                help mitigate climate change, and make communities more 
                resilient to extreme weather events and natural 
                disasters. On this day, we acknowledge our 
                responsibility to make our public lands accessible to 
                all Americans and recommit ourselves to conserving 
                these spaces for generations to come.

                Since 1994, volunteers across our country have joined 
                together on this day to perform acts of service and 
                help safeguard public lands. From the Colorado River to 
                the Superior National Forest, participants clean 
                waterways, maintain trails, reforest land, and learn 
                about the value of conservation. The theme of this 
                year's National Public Lands Day is ``Giving Back 
                Together,'' an acknowledgement of the many ways public 
                lands enrich our lives and a reminder of the power they 
                have to unite us around a common appreciation for the 
                natural world. I encourage everyone to visit blm.gov/national-public-lands-day and seek out volunteer 
                opportunities near you.

                My Administration is committed to helping protect and 
                restore America's cherished public lands. With our 
                Inflation Reduction Act and historic funding from the 
                Congress, we will tackle the climate crises by 
                investing in clean energy, securing funding for 
                climate-friendly jobs, strengthening wildfire 
                resilience, and combatting deforestation. We will 
                redouble our efforts to protect old-growth forests, 
                reestablish the boundaries of treasured monuments, and 
                reassert protections for wildlife. Through the Civilian 
                Climate Corps, we hope to put Americans to work 
                conserving public lands across our Nation. And with our 
                America the Beautiful Initiative, my Administration is 
                working with State, local, and Tribal governments, as 
                well as private landowners, to voluntarily conserve 30 
                percent of our Nation's lands and waters by 2030.

                Additionally, we are working to ensure that our public 
                lands--central to our Nation's heritage--tell the full 
                story of America and remain accessible to all 
                Americans. That is why I signed the Amache National 
                Historic Site Act to acknowledge the unjust 
                incarceration of thousands of civilians of Japanese 
                ancestry at Amache during World War II. I restored 
                protections for the Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-
                Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National 
                Monuments to safeguard the ancestral homelands of 
                Tribal Nations, preserve vital cultural and 
                archaeological artifacts, and honor the history of 
                those who stewarded these grounds since time 
                immemorial. Public lands reflect our past and create 
                opportunities for commemoration and healing for the 
                future. It is essential that we continue to make public 
                lands accessible to all Americans so that everyone can 
                benefit and derive meaning from their splendor and the 
                histories they tell.

[[Page 58708]]

                Today, federally managed public lands will offer free 
                admission to all visitors, and I encourage Americans to 
                explore these locations. I also invite everyone to 
                express gratitude to the dedicated staff and volunteers 
                who work hard to preserve our public lands and 
                safeguard these national treasures for all Americans to 
                enjoy.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., 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 24, 
                2022, as National Public Lands Day. I invite all 
                Americans to join me in a day of service for our public 
                lands.

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

[FR Doc. 2022-21140
Filed 9-27-22; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3395-F2-P