June officially 'Great Outdoors Month' in Wisconsin
The month of June is officially Great Outdoors Month in Wisconsin, under a proclamation Gov. Scott Walker signed May 28.
"Great Outdoors Month is an opportunity to celebrate and experience the many outdoor activities Wisconsin has to offer and to renew our commitment to conserving our air water and land," according to the proclamation.
The President and all 50 state governors issued similar proclamations in 2012, according to the American Recreation Coalition, which is coordinating the effort to garner similar support this year to highlight the benefits of active fun outdoors and the shared resources of forests, parks, refuges and other public lands and waters.
Great Outdoors Month was first acknowledged by the White House in 1997, and has received presidential recognition annually since 2004.
It highlights the benefits of outdoor activity and focuses attention on our natural resources, including parks, forests and other public lands and waters.
"Wisconsin's vast natural and cultural resources provide citizens and visitors with the opportunity to hike, bike, fish, camp, swim, learn about nature and enjoy numerous other outdoor activities on public and private lands, in urban green spaces and suburban backyards," the proclamation states.