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File #: 50327    Version: 1 Name: 2018 Earth Day
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/29/2018 In control: BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
On agenda: 3/20/2018 Final action: 3/20/2018
Enactment date: 3/23/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00206
Title: To commemorate the 48th anniversary of Earth Day on April 21, 2018, to proclaim April 21, 2018 as Earth Day Challenge Day, and to endorse and encourage citizen participation in the clean-up events at City of Madison Parks. (All ADs)
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Marsha A. Rummel, Samba Baldeh, David Ahrens, Shiva Bidar, Sheri Carter, Maurice S. Cheeks, Mark Clear, Denise DeMarb, Sara Eskrich, Amanda Hall, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Rebecca Kemble, Steve King, Arvina Martin, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael E. Verveer, Zach Wood, Ledell Zellers
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution has no fiscal impact.

Title
To commemorate the 48th anniversary of Earth Day on April 21, 2018, to proclaim April 21, 2018 as Earth Day Challenge Day, and to endorse and encourage citizen participation in the clean-up events at City of Madison Parks. (All ADs)
Body
On April 22, 1970 the first Earth Day was celebrated with participation by approximately 20 million Americans who focused on environmental stewardship. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day has been celebrated each year since with an ever growing number of people volunteering their services for various environmental causes throughout the United States. Citizens in the City of Madison have also had a long-standing tradition of expressing their civic pride by helping out with environmental cleanup projects.

The City of Madison Parks Division and the Madison Board of Park Commissioners recognize there has been substantial volunteer citizen support for the parks system in the past and encourage future volunteer support by citizens who share common environmental goals. They also recognize that the Parks Division has received substantial support from many of the city‘s Neighborhood Associations and Friends of various parks groups, volunteering hundreds of hours to clean up city parks and open spaces.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED That the Mayor and the Common Council hereby proclaim April 21, 2018 as the City of Madison Parks Division's Earth Day Challenge Day and encourage volunteer citizen participation in cleanup events in city parks and open spaces.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That the City of Madison Parks Division, the Mayor, and Common Council extend their gratitude for the volunteer help and support provided by the various neighborhood associations, friends groups and citizens of Madison for their cleanup efforts and environmental stewardship in city parks throughout t...

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