Governor Proclaims Arizona Pollinator Week

Governor Douglas A. Ducey - State of Arizona Proclamation

WHEREAS, pollinator species such as birds and insects are essential partners of farmers, ranchers and gardeners in producing most of our food supply; and

WHEREAS, pollination plays a vital role in the health of our national forests and grasslands, which provide forage, fish and wildlife, timber, water, mineral resources, and recreational opportunities as well as enhanced economic development opportunities for communities; and

WHEREAS, pollinator species provide significant environmental benefits that are necessary for maintaining healthy, bio-diverse ecosystems; and

WHEREAS, the State of Arizona has managed wildlife habitats and public lands such as State forests and grasslands for decades; and

WHEREAS, the State of Arizona provides producers with conservation assistance to promote wise conservation stewardship; and

WHEREAS, Arizona State agencies work to protect, support, maintain and improve a healthy environment for pollinators.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim June 19- 25, 2017, as

ARIZONA POLLINATOR WEEK

throughout the State of Arizona and urge all citizens to recognize this observance and to take steps to increase pollinator habitats around their homes and land by planting pollinator-friendly landscaping.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona

Douglas A. Ducey
GOVERNOR

DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this fifth day of April in the year Two Thousand and Seventeen and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Forty-First.

ATTEST:

Michele Reagan
SECRETARY OF STATE

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