Great Outdoors Month
WHEREAS, the outdoors significantly impact the lives of North Dakotans; and
WHEREAS, North Dakota’s residents benefit physically and mentally from outdoor activity as they work and play; and
WHEREAS, the state’s citizens have a proud tradition of safeguarding the environment and enjoying outdoor recreation; and
WHEREAS, a clean and sustainable environment contributes to quality of life, providing activities which promote good health and fitness; and
WHEREAS, outdoor activities bring people together, promote family togetherness, and provide memorable experiences through healthy interaction; and
WHEREAS, it is important to introduce children to nature, teaching them the importance of maintaining North Dakota’s legacy of environmental stewardship and leading a healthy lifestyle; and
WHEREAS, Great Outdoors Month emphasizes outdoor activities and opportunities available in North Dakota in which people can participate and make a part of their lives.
NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim June 2012, GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH in the state of North Dakota.