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418 Earth Day

PROCLAMATION

Earth Day

 

WHEREAS, the first Earth Day was enacted in 1970 and engaged over 20 million Americans to advocate for a cleaner environment; and

 

WHEREAS, Earth Day now has become a world-wide event and has highlighted some of the most critical environmental issues on the world stage; and

 

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, Fish and Boat Commission, and Game Commission have an enormous responsibility to the citizens of the commonwealth, and work year-round to ensure Pennsylvania’s water, air, and land are protected; and

 

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania is blessed with a wealth of bountiful woodlands and waterways, often most visibly showcased in our 121 state parks and more than 2.2 million acres of state forests, and other public lands that enrich the lives of both residents and visitors alike, providing irreplaceable habitat for countless flora and fauna, sustainable natural resources, and many scenic recreational opportunities; and

 

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania’s commonwealth agencies challenge every resident of the commonwealth to help in conserving and protecting the environment via green activities, such as recycling, water and energy conservation, tree planting, and active education about environmental issues; and

 

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania supports projects that demonstrate and encourage energy conservation, sustainability, and the usage of renewable energy; and

 

WHEREAS, special Earth Day events are offered throughout the commonwealth to encourage residents to identify what they can personally do to protect the environment and make Pennsylvania a cleaner and greener state; and

 

THEREFORE, in special recognition of the efforts and dedication of the commonwealth’s state agencies, as well as our local agencies and volunteers. We, the Board of Warren County Commissioners, do hereby proclaim April 22, 2021, as EARTH DAY. We encourage all citizens to become engaged in their local communities and join efforts to help maintain and improve Pennsylvania’s urban and rural environments.

 

ADOPTED, this 14th day of April, 2021.

 

COMMISSIONERS OF WARREN COUNTY

 

Benjamin Kafferlin

Chair

 

Tricia D. Durbin

Attest:                                                                                         Vice Chair

 

Pamela J. Matve                                                                      Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                                                Commissioner