President Barack Obama declared June Great Outdoors month, while reminding Americans, stating the “wealth of natural diversity that remains at the heart of who we are as a people.”
Great Outdoors Month provides a point in time to reflect upon our natural legacy and what is needed to sustain it, but also to celebrate the outdoors and experience its beauty and recuperative values.
America’s National Parks are, of course, the repository of our greatest natural, cultural and historical resources. It is both our obligation and to our honor to preserve them unimpaired for the enjoyment of today’s and future generations.
Here are some dates to remember:
National Trails Day, American Hiking Society: June 1
National Fishing and Boating Week, Take Me Fishing: June 1 – 9
National Get Outdoors Day, ARC & USDA Forest Service: June 8
Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day, Association of Marina Industries: June 8
Great American Backyard Campout, National Wildlife Federation: June 22