April through May, 2011: Michigan Clean-Up Days

WHEREAS, Michigan's lakes, streams, rolling farmlands and countless natural resources contribute to the quality of life and environment our state provides for its people; and,  

WHEREAS, maintaining Michigan's natural beauty is no easy task, and we recognize the numerous groups, organizations and volunteers that strive continually to keep litter off of our streets, plant trees and flowers, renovate and paint buildings and contribute to the overall enrichment of our state; and,  

WHEREAS, from picking up litter off of the sidewalk to personal spring cleaning, it is important for everyone to play an active role in protecting and preserving our great state for generations to come; and,    

WHEREAS, during the months of April and May, we join with Keep Michigan Beautiful to encourage citizens to participate in personal or community projects to clean-up and maintain the beauty of Michigan;   

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim April and May, 2011 as Michigan Clean-Up Days.