Lakes Appreciation Month 2013

In May 2013 NALMS sent a letter to each US state Governor requesting a proclamation recognizing the importance of lakes in their state and declaring July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month. (Click here to read the letter)

These letters asked each Governor to affirm "the importance of lakes for our drinking water, energy production, food production, and for aesthetic and recreational value." In addition to requesting a proclamation NALMS also asked each Governor to consider promoting Lakes Appreciation Month through the following actions:
  • by working with their state agencies, legislature, and key environmental groups to secure or maintain funding for lake programs that help protect their local lakes.
  • and by reaching out to congressional delegates of their state and asking that they initiate and/or support legislation on the national level that protects and funds lake programs.
NALMS has received proclamations from the following states:

ARIZONA

Click here to read Governor Brewer's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor Brewer's Proclamation






Janice K. Brewer, Governor of the State of Arizona, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 13, 2013.

COLORADO

Click here to read Governor Hickenlooper's proclamation
Click here to read Governor Hickenlooper's proclamation






John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of the State of Colorado, declared
July 2013 Colorado Lakes Awareness Month on July 1, 2013.

DELAWARE

Click here to read Governor Markell's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor Markell's Proclamation






Jack A. Markell, Governor of the State of Delaware, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month.

FLORIDA

Click here to read Governor Scott's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor Scott's Proclamation






Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 20, 2013.

ILLINOIS

Click here to read Governor Quinn's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor Quinn's Proclamation






Pat Quinn, Governor of the State of Illinois, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 3, 2013.

IOWA

Click here to read Governor Branstad's proclamation
Click here to read Governor Branstad's proclamation






Terry Branstad, Governor of the State of Iowa, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on July 18, 2013.

KANSAS

Click here to read Governor Brownback's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor Brownback's Proclamation






Sam Brownback, Governor of the State of Kansas, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 28, 2013.

KENTUCKY

Click here to read Governor Beshear's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor Beshear's Proclamation






Steven L. Beshear, Governor of the State of Kentucky, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 21, 2013.

LOUISIANA

Click here to read Governor Jindal's proclamation
Click here to read Governor Jindal's proclamation






Bobby Jindal, Governor of the State of Louisiana, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 21, 2013.

MARYLAND

Click here to read Governor O'Malley's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor O'Malley's Proclamation




Martin O'Malley, Governor of the State of Maryland, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on July 1, 2013.

The Commissioners of Garrett County, Maryland have also issued
a proclamation. Click here to read Garrett County's Proclamation

MASSACHUSETTS

Click here to read Governor Patrick's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor Patrick's Proclamation






Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the State of Massachusetts, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 12, 2013.

MISSOURI

Click here to read Governor Nixon's proclamation
Click here to read Governor Nixon's proclamation






Jeremiah W. Nixon, Governor of the State of Missouri, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 5, 2013.

NEVADA

Click here to read Governor Sandoval's proclamation
Click here to read Governor Sandoval's proclamation






Brian Sandoval, Governor of the State of Nevada, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on May 20, 2013.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Click here to read Governor Hassan's proclamation
Click here to read Governor Hassan's proclamation






Margaret Wood Hassan, Governor of the State of New Hampshire, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 4, 2013.

NEW MEXICO

Click here to read Governor Martinez's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor Martinez's Proclamation






Susana Martinez, Governor of the State of Illinois, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 3, 2013.

NORTH CAROLINA

Click here to read Governor McCrory's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor McCrory's Proclamation






Pat McCrory, Governor of the State of North Carolina, declared
July 13 2013 Lakes Appreciation Day.

OHIO

Click here to read Governor Kasich's proclamation
Click here to read Governor Kasich's proclamation






John R. Kasich, Governor of the State of Ohio, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on July 1, 2013.

RHODE ISLAND

Click here to read Governor Chafee's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor Chafee's Proclamation






Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor of the State of Rhode Island, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 17, 2013.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Click here to read Governor Haley's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor Haley's Proclamation






Nikki R. Haley, Governor of the State of South Carolina, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month.

TENNESSEE

Click here to read Governor Haslam's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor Haslam's Proclamation






Bill Haslam, Governor of the State of Tennessee, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 14, 2013.

VERMONT

Click here to read Governor Shumlin's proclamation
Click here to read Governor Shumlin's proclamation






Peter Shumlin, Governor of the State of Vermont, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 5, 2013.

WISCONSIN

Click here to read Governor Walker's Proclamation
Click here to read Governor Walker's Proclamation






Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, declared
July 2013 Lakes Appreciation Month on June 28, 2013.