H.Con.Res.383 - Supporting the goals and ideals of the National Arbor Day Foundation and National Arbor Day.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] (Introduced 04/06/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform | Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/01/2006 Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 109th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 383 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 109th CONGRESS 2d Session H. CON. RES. 383 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES May 1, 2006 Received and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Supporting the goals and ideals of the National Arbor Day Foundation and National Arbor Day. Whereas the National Arbor Day Foundation was founded in 1972 and now has nearly 1,000,000 members; Whereas John Rosenow, President of the National Arbor Day Foundation, has provided outstanding leadership of the organization since its founding; Whereas the mission of the National Arbor Day Foundation is to ``inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees''; Whereas the National Arbor Day Foundation works to protect and enhance the global environment by promoting rainforest preservation, urban and community forestry, and the planting of trees throughout the world; Whereas the National Arbor Day Foundation manages the 260-acre Arbor Day Farm to serve as a model of environmental stewardship; Whereas National Arbor Day Foundation distributes more than 8,000,000 trees annually through its Trees for America program; Whereas the National Arbor Day Foundation has worked with the United States Department of Agriculture's Forest Service since 1990, helping to plant nearly 4,000,000 trees in National Forests damaged by fire, insects, or other natural causes; Whereas J. Sterling Morton recognized the need for trees in Nebraska and proposed a tree-planting holiday called ``Arbor Day'' in 1872; Whereas it was estimated that more than 1,000,000 trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day in 1872; Whereas the observation of Arbor Day soon spread to other States and is now observed nationally and in many other countries; Whereas J. Sterling Morton once observed that ``The cultivation of trees is the culmination of the good, the beautiful, and the ennobling in man''; and Whereas National Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, will be celebrated on April 28, 2006: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress-- (1) supports the goals and ideals of the National Arbor Day Foundation; and (2) requests that the President issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe National Arbor Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Passed the House of Representatives April 27, 2006. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.