Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan
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, stronger Michigan; and,
WHEREAS, during this month, we encourage residents of all ages to spend time in Pure Michigan's vast, rich and great outdoors;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2013 as Michigan Great Outdoors Month.