J2212

Commending Herkimer County HealthNet upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the Get Outdoors Award by Parks and Trails...

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  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Herkimer County HealthNet upon the
occasion of its designation as recipient of the Get Outdoors Award by
Parks and Trails New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that the continuing
welfare of the citizens of this great State and Nation is greatly
enriched by the purposeful endeavors of individuals and organizations
committed to the preservation of our environment, and to the enhancement
of appreciation for the distinctive features of our natural
surroundings; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to
commend Herkimer County HealthNet upon the occasion of its designation
as recipient of the Get Outdoors Award by Parks and Trails New York, to
be celebrated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Parks and Trails New York is a leading statewide advocate for
parks and trails, dedicated since 1985, to improving the health and
quality of life of all New Yorkers by working with community organiza-
tions and municipalities to envision, create, promote, and protect a
growing network of parks, greenways and trails throughout the state for
all to use and enjoy; and
WHEREAS, On this occasion Parks and Trails New York will honor a
select group of Park and Trail heroes with its Park and Trail Recogni-
tion Awards which recognize the leadership, creativity, and donation of
time, talent, and materials behind many of New York's parks and trails;
and
WHEREAS, Herkimer County HealthNet is receiving the Award for its
commitment to developing and maintaining trails and playgrounds, which
encourage physical activity throughout Herkimer County; and
WHEREAS, Herkimer County HealthNet, incorporated in 1990, is a non-
profit organization that works with health professionals, munici-
palities, other non-profit organizations, and businesses that are inter-
ested in making Herkimer County a healthier county for its residents;
and
WHEREAS, Herkimer County's Creating Healthy Places program has helped
implement 18 park and trail projects in county school districts,
villages and towns; the program has also published guides to Herkimer
County trails and physical activity options that are engaging life-long
residents in new outdoor opportunities; and
WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon every citizen to recognize that we are
all stewards of our environment and to applaud the efforts of organiza-
tions such as Herkimer County HealthNet and Parks and Trails New York
which work tirelessly to protect our environment and natural
surroundings for the benefit of present and future generations; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Herkimer County HealthNet upon the occasion of its designation
as recipient of the Get Outdoors Award by Parks and Trails New York; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Herkimer County HealthNet.

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