Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 17-25, 2021, as Park Week in the State of New York

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Senate Resolution No. 416


MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
April 17-25, 2021, as Park Week in the State of New

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to increase
public awareness and appreciation of our National Parks, as well as to
encourage individuals across various communities to come together and
help preserve, protect, clean, and care for these public lands and
historic sites; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 17-25, 2021, as
Park Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance
of National Park Week; and

WHEREAS, Each April, during the presidentially-proclaimed National
Park Week, individuals join with the National Park Foundation to
celebrate America's treasures; this week is a time to explore amazing
new places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find
your park; and

WHEREAS, In recognition of National Park Week, a myriad of events
will be held highlighting the different ways everyone can enjoy our
American parks; and

WHEREAS, Through the tireless efforts of visionaries like First Lady
of the United States, Lady Bird Johnson and philanthropist Laurance
Rockefeller, the National Park Foundation was chartered by Congress in
1967, to generate private support and build strategic partnerships to
protect and enhance America's national parks; and

WHEREAS, The creation of the National Park Foundation lead to the
immediate protection and enhancement of some of our most iconic and
historic places, such as President Theodore Roosevelt's home in
Sagamore, Long Island, Gettysburg, Blue Ridge Parkway, Muir Woods, the
Rocky Mountain Range, and the Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Grove along the
Potomac River; and

WHEREAS, In 2017, more than 84 million people visited 62 National
Parks located in 29 states and the territories of both American Samoa
and the United States Virgin Islands; and

WHEREAS, Today, this charitable nonprofit organization diligently
works to promote programs and projects which protect precious landscapes
and wilderness, historical sites, and places of cultural significance,
some of which include: the Active Trails program, the Open OutDoors for
Kids program, and various benefit events to keep our national parks
safe; and

WHEREAS, For over five decades, the National Park Foundation has
strived to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and
wildlife therein, and provide for the enjoyment of the same in such

manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment
of future generations; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that the
continuing welfare of the citizens of the State of New York is greatly
enriched and reliably served by the purposeful endeavors of those who
are committed to the preservation of our natural environment and the
enhancement of the appreciation of the distinctive features of our
surroundings, and to the economic well-being of the areas in which they
exist; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 17-25, 2021, as
Park Week in the State of New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.


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