A proclamation: Georgia Great Outdoors Month, Apr. 23, 2013

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA

A PROCLAMATION

GEORGIA GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH

WHEREAS:

In June 2013, Georgians will once again celebrate the great outdoors and the worthy initiatives that foster and encourage an interest in health awareness and fitness; and

WHEREAS:

The mission of the Great Outdoors Month focuses on the link between outdoor recreation and improved health for people of all ages and abilities; and

WHEREAS:

It is essential to protect and prese rve our natural environment and outdoor recreational resources . Outdoor recreation promotes fitness and livability in all Georgia communi ties, enhances Georgia' s economic v itality through the social, environmental, and economic benefits of outdoor recreation, and emphasizes the need for conservation and proper use of Georgia's natural resources ; and

WHEREAS :

During June, Georgia also ce lebrates National Trai ls Day, National Boating and Fishing Week, National Family Recreation Week, and National Clean Beaches Week ; now

THEREFORE:

I, NATHAN DEAL, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim j une 201 3 as GEORGIA GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH .

In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Executive Department to be affixed this 23rd day of April in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen.

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GOVERNOR

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