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WHEREAS, Nevada is blessed with abundant opportunities for safe and healthy fun enjoying our natural splendor in the company of family and friends; and

WHEREAS, outdoor activity is touted by many leading health organizations as a remedy for the adverse effects caused by our increasing inactivity; and

WHEREAS, Great Outdoors Month is an opportunity to connect citizens of all ages to healthy fun outdoor recreation; and

WHEREAS, the economic impact of outdoor recreation is both large and growing nationally, exceeding $650 billion in annual expenditures, and in our state, where it is estimated at $21.2 billion and supports some 216,000 jobs; and

WHEREAS, Nevada's 16 state parks, three national park units and seven national forests attract millions of visitors each year and reflect every facet of our state's rich natural and cultural history; and

WHEREAS, enjoyment of the outdoors allows us to celebrate the commitment of our state to conserve and protect our air, water, wildlife and lands and contribute to conservation efforts through various licenses, taxes and fees; and

WHEREAS, Great Outdoors Month allows us to celebrate the partnership of federal, state and local agencies, the recreation and tourism industries and recreationists which makes outdoor recreation opportunities available, and it is an opportunity for citizens and visitors to explore and enjoy the Silver State;

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

 Great Outdoors Month in Nevada

 

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