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WHEREAS, Nevada is blessed with outstanding opportunities to recreate and enjoy the outdoors; 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 including hiking, boating, fishing and cycling; and

WHEREAS, the economic impact of outdoor recreation is growing nationally, and in the Silver State it accounts for $12.6 billion in consumer spending and directly supports about 87,000 jobs according to the Outdoor Industry Association; and

WHEREAS, Nevada’s state parks, national park units and 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 great 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 a chance 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 2018 as

 GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Wayne Thorley