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WHEREAS, America's system of public lands includes parks, unique landscapes, forests, wildlife refuges, historic trails, natural streams and wetlands, nature centers, community gardens and other landmarks throughout the nation that represent our shared irreplaceable national resources; and

WHEREAS, public lands provide accessible natural and cultural resources for environmental learning, wildlife appreciation and recreation; and

WHEREAS, public lands promote civic ideals that include shared stewardship and recognition of public ownership; and

WHEREAS, shared stewardship requires the goodwill, cooperation and active support of citizens, community, local and state officials and business leaders and the recreation opportunities offered by public lands help families and individuals lead an active lifestyle; and

WHEREAS, a collaboration among residents, land managers and community leaders improve the conditions of publicly held lands for the greater enjoyment and enrichment of all Americans; and

WHEREAS, National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands and is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation and state and city park systems throughout the nation join with federal agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service to promote a celebration on publicly held lands in the great State of Nevada;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  September 24, 2016 as



 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske