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NY Governor has Proclaimed 2011 the New York Year of Forests
Oct 12 2011
Forests in New York State and all over the world are vitally important for food, shelter, health and economy. Because of this significance, 2011 has been declared the Year of Forests by Governor Cuomo and the United Nations.
Governor Cuomo's Proclamation: New York Year of Forests
Whereas, New York State has a longstanding history of protecting and restoring our forests, the source of clean air and water, habitat for fish and wildlife, open space for public recreation and enjoyment, and a healthy forests products industry; and
Whereas, with 63% of our land covered with forests, New York State is one of the most heavily forested states in the country; and Whereas, sustaining working forest landscapes is key for providing income and jobs, and for contributing to the economic and social well-being of our communities; and
Whereas, trees help reduce temperature extremes, home energy needs, and the cost of storm water management; within our cities and urban areas, trees beautify streets, parks and yards, and make our communities more livable; and...