WHEREAS, lakes and reservoirs are among Michigan’s most valuable natural resources; and,
WHEREAS, lakes and reservoirs provide drinking water, irrigation, energy, recreation, scenic beauty, and habitat for wildlife; and,
WHEREAS, these beneficial uses have been of vital importance to Michigan’s history, growth and financial health; and,
WHEREAS, our lakes and reservoirs improve the quality of life for all of Michigan’s residents and their importance should not go unnoticed; and,
WHEREAS, the State of Michigan recognizes the need to protect these lakes and reservoirs for future generations;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim July 2016 as Lakes Appreciation Month in Michigan.