Proclamation 5521 -- Federal Lands Cleanup Day, 1986
the President of the
Many of our most prized natural and cultural resources are preserved as public sites for the benefit of all Americans. From national and State parks, forests, and shores to local playgrounds and urban open spaces, public lands provide recreational and educational opportunities for persons from every walk of life.
Although most people treat these treasured common possessions with the respect they deserve, some visitors to our public lands are thoughtless. Their litter, vandalism, theft, wildlife poaching, and other abuses are taking a toll on the legacy we will be passing on to future generations. With over 700 million acres of Federal public land and millions more of State and local public land, government cannot protect each acre without the support of the people who use these lands.
citizens and organizations all over
To celebrate and encourage these efforts on behalf of our public lands, the Congress, pursuant to Public Law 99 - 402, has designated the first Saturday after Labor Day of each year as ``Federal Lands Cleanup Day'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this occasion.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 6, 1986, and the first Saturday after Labor Day in each successive year as Federal Lands Cleanup Day and urge all Americans to observe this day with appropriate activities that reflect our continuing dedication to the wise use and loving preservation of our natural and cultural resources.
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of September, in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the
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