President Trump Declares June Great Outdoors Month
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Posted by: William Higgins
President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed June as Great Outdoors Month® – marking the 16th time a President has recognized the importance of the Great Outdoors with a Presidential proclamation. He is the third President to celebrate Great Outdoors Month® and the fifth to take action on either the Month or its predecessor, Great Outdoors Week. The proclamation, which was requested by more than two dozen organizations, encourages all Americans to get outdoors and enjoy healthy, active fun. #EscapeTheIndoors this June with tens of thousands of diverse events – on land and water – in all 50 states!
To help commemorate the proclamation, Trump’s Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ryan Zinke recorded a brief video message encouraging Americans to get outside.
“During Great Outdoors Month, we celebrate the unmatched magnificence of our Nation’s mountains, waters, canyons, and coastlines. Spending time in the great outdoors, especially during summer, is an American tradition. Every American should take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of our natural wonders, which stretch from coast to coast and beyond.
“As Americans, we are blessed with many stunning lands and waters that surround each of our communities. Our numerous forests, wildlife refuges, and local parks offer endless opportunities for recreation, adventure, and renewal. Early morning fishing trips and the thrill of summiting mountain peaks with friends create lasting memories. The splendid beauty of a sunset can inspire, while the solitude of a weekend camping trip often brings long-sought tranquility.
“As summer approaches, I encourage all Americans to step outside and appreciate America’s natural beauty and to practice good stewardship of our environment. By enjoying our great outdoors, we enhance our collective efforts to preserve our natural lands and waters, protecting them for future generations.” – President Donald J. Trump
To learn more about great outdoors month, and see if your state participates, click here.