June proclaimed Great Outdoors Month

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June is Great Outdoors Month in California following Gov. Jerry Brown’s proclamation on Wednesday, June 1.

In the proclamation, Brown highlighted just a few of the outdoor opportunities available in the state. “From mountain trails in the High Sierra to a coastline that has captured the hearts of millions, Californians benefit from unparalleled opportunities to enjoy some of the world’s most beloved and spectacular outdoor places,” he said.

Also, Saturday, June 11, is National Get Outdoors Day. The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees for “for day-use areas, such as picnic grounds, developed trailheads and destination visitor centers. Concessionaire-operated sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate.”

In California, both the Angeles and Cleveland national forests are National Get Outdoors Day locations.

While Brown’s proclamation did not direct state agencies to take advantage of the month of outdoor activities, the governor did urge Californians to “… donate to organizations that preserve our environment and volunteer as citizen stewards to protect campgrounds and hiking trails.”

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