Obama Declares June Great Outdoors Month


School's ending, the fireflies are out, and cold days are well behind us — as far as months go, June is perfect for exploring the great outdoors.

Apparently, the President of the United States agrees. Barack Obama just proclaimed June Great Outdoors Month. Also, 25 states have issued similar proclamations, with many more to come. Find out if your state is on the list.

A few months ago, the National Wildlife Federation, the American Recreation Coalition and several other national groups asked President Obama and all U.S. governors to issue public proclamations urging Americans to get outdoors during June, and proclaim the month Great Outdoors Month.

Basically, our elected leaders have said, "Get your Green Hour, people!"

So, how will you celebrate Great Outdoors Month? We’ve got ten ideas for you.

Photo by Charlie Archambault

Published: June 3, 2009