Seal of the State of Nevada

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 the citizens of the Silver State 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, the planting of trees and shrubs is a means of preserving and enhancing Nevada's natural beauty and individuals can act locally to improve the environment by planting trees and ensuring that trees are protected and receive proper maintenance in the years ahead; and

WHEREAS, to celebrate Arbor Day, Nevadan’s are encouraged to learn more about the environmental, social, and economic benefits of planting trees and take action to plant trees that will be vital to the health and safety of generations of Nevadans to come;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim proclaim April 29, 2022, as

ARBOR DAY

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 4th day of April, 2022

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