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S.Res.566 - A resolution designating September 29, 2012, as "National Estuaries Day".
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Mr. WHITEHOUSE (for himself, Mr. AKAKA, Mr. BLUMENTHAL, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. BROWN of Massachusetts, Mr. CARDIN, Ms. COLLINS, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mr. KERRY, Ms. LANDRIEU, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. LIEBERMAN, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mrs. MURRAY, Mr. REED, Mr. SESSIONS, Mrs. SHAHEEN, Mr. WARNER, Mr. WEBB, Mr. WYDEN, and Mr. MENENDEZ) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed toCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the estuary regions of the United States comprise a significant share of the national economy, with 53 percent of the population, 40 percent of the employment, and 49 percent of the economic output of the United States located in the estuary regions of the United States;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas more than 43 percent of all adults in the United States visit a sea coast or estuary at least once a year to participate in some form of recreation, generating $8,000,000,000 to $12,000,000,000 in revenue annually;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas more than 28,000,000 jobs in the United States are supported by commercial and recreational fishing, boating, tourism, and other coastal industries that rely on healthy estuaries;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas estuaries provide critical ecosystem services that protect human health and public safety, including water filtration, flood control, shoreline stabilization and erosion prevention, and the protection of coastal communities during extreme weather events;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (
Whereas the Federal Government, State, local, and tribal governments, national and community organizations, and individuals work together to effectively manage the estuaries of the United States;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas estuary restoration efforts restore natural infrastructure in local communities in a cost effective manner, helping to create jobs and reestablish the natural functions of estuaries that yield countless benefits; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas September 29, 2012, has been designated as ‘National Estuaries Day’ to increase awareness among all people of the United States, including Federal, State and local government officials, about the importance of healthy estuaries and the need to protect and restore estuaries: Now, therefore, be itCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(5) applauds the work of national and community organizations and public partners that promote public awareness, understanding, protection, and restoration of estuaries;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink