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WHEREAS, Thornton Wilder wrote, "the planting of trees is the least self-centered of all that we can do;" and

WHEREAS, the last Friday in April of each year is established as Arbor Day in the State of Nevada and across the country; and

WHEREAS, trees are a gift to our children and their children and Nevada's citizens are encouraged to plant a gift for future generations; and

WHEREAS, trees are an increasingly vital resource in Nevada, enriching our lives by purifying the air, reducing erosion of our soil by wind and water, conserving water and energy, serving as recreational settings and providing habitat for wildlife; and

WHEREAS, trees in our cities increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas and create beautiful landscapes to make our communities more livable; and

WHEREAS, Nevada is the fastest growing state in the nation and the planting of trees and shrubs is a means of preserving and enhancing Nevada's natural beauty; and every community is encouraged to protect its trees through protection ordinances and management plans; and

WHEREAS, individuals can act locally to improve the environment by planting trees and ensuring that these trees are protected and receive proper maintenance in the years ahead;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  April 28, 2017 as

 Arbor Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson