June 2011: Michigan Great Outdoors Month

Date:  June 01, 2011  -  June 30, 2011
Time: All Day Event
WHEREAS, Michigan's spring and summer seasons offer a wide variety of recreational water and outdoor activities for citizens and visitors of all ages to enjoy; and,


WHEREAS, outdoor activities help combat obesity, substance abuse and youth violence while playing a positive role in education, community wellness and family cohesiveness; and,


WHEREAS, from boating and fishing to camping and hiking, making efforts to be active outdoors boosts economic growth in our state, showcases Michigan's natural resources including parks, forests, dunes and lakes and increases physical activity, leading to a healthier Michigan; and,


WHEREAS, during this month, we encourage citizens of all ages in our state to spend time in Michigan's vast, rich and great outdoors;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2011 as Michigan Great Outdoors Month.