Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Great Outdoors Month


6-7-2013

PROCLAMATION
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA


Our state’s scenic landscapes have always been a source of pride and pleasure. From mountain trails in the High Sierra to a coastline that has captured the hearts of millions, Californians benefit from unparalleled opportunities to enjoy some of the world’s most beloved and spectacular outdoor places.

In 1998, President Clinton declared the first national Great Outdoors Week to celebrate our country’s natural landscapes and the renewal of mind and body they offer. Since then, our observance has expanded to encompass the whole month of June, which is the perfect time to visit California’s varied landscapes. Today, I invite all Californians to experience our cherished outdoors in any of the thousands of ways the land of California makes possible; and also by donating to organizations that preserve our environment and by volunteering as citizen stewards to protect campgrounds and hiking trails.

NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim June 2013, as “Great Outdoors Month.”

IN WITNESS WHEREOF
I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 29th day of May 2013.



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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California


ATTEST:



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DEBRA BOWEN
Secretary of State

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