[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 1, 2013)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60177-60178]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24045]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9024 of September 26, 2013

                
National Public Lands Day, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Atop soaring mountain peaks, alongside bubbling 
                streams, in woodlands and grasslands that stretch over 
                rolling hills, Americans find inspiration in our great 
                outdoors. Just as our diverse and rugged landscapes 
                reflect our national character, the way we care for 
                these open spaces mirrors our commitment to future 
                generations. On National Public Lands Day, we celebrate 
                the lands we share and gather to conserve our natural 
                heritage.

                For two decades, Americans have observed this day by 
                lending their time to the restoration of our country's 
                historic places and natural treasures. Across our 
                country, volunteers beautify parks, waterways, and 
                wilderness areas. Through these small acts--from 
                planting trees to carving out trails, removing litter, 
                and curbing the growth of invasive species--volunteers 
                carry forward a long tradition of conservation and 
                public service. Their spirit is at the heart of the 
                America's Great Outdoors Initiative, which is making 
                the outdoors more accessible to all Americans. Since I 
                established this initiative, we have expanded access to 
                recreation, restored critical landscapes, and created 
                urban parks and water trails. We are also working with 
                partners to let young people serve as volunteers in our 
                parks and help returning veterans find meaningful jobs 
                protecting and enhancing America's great outdoors.

                As we come together to honor and restore America's 
                public lands, we recognize their role in shaping our 
                history, enriching our lives, and bolstering our 
                economy. Today, as we mark the 20th anniversary of 
                National Public Lands Day, let us pledge to maintain 
                these open spaces. And let us pass forward the 
                opportunity to experience their majesty, connect with 
                our natural heritage, and refresh our bodies and minds.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim September 28, 2013, 
                as National Public Lands Day. I encourage all Americans 
                to participate in a day of public service for our 
                lands.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-sixth day of September, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                eighth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2013-24045
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