09-R267

2009 -- S 0964

Enacted 06/04/09

 

 

S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N

PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF JUNE 1ST - 5TH AS "SAVE THE LAKES" WEEK IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

     

     

     Introduced By: Senator P Fogarty

     Date Introduced: June 04, 2009

 

 

 

     WHEREAS, Invasive plants can limit boating, fishing and recreational activities, push

out native species and reduce the water quality. A survey conducted by the department of

environmental management found that nearly 80 percent of the state's freshwater bodies

contained at least one invasive plant species; and

     WHEREAS, Founded in 2008, Save the Lakes is an alliance of individuals and

associations dedicated to improving, protecting, and preserving the fresh water bodies of Rhode

Island for future generations; and

     WHEREAS, Save the Lakes is the only statewide organization dedicated to the

preservation and protection of Rhode Island lakes, ponds and fresh water resources; and

     WHEREAS, Save the Lakes is an active force working to protect, restore and explore

Rhode Island's fresh water resources; and

     WHEREAS, Save the Lakes provides a forum for exchange, development, and research

of fresh water resources information; and

     WHEREAS, Save the Lakes has advocated for better fresh water management before

local, State and Federal governments and agencies; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

hereby declares the Week of June 1st 5th as "Save the Lakes" Week in the State of Rhode Island;

and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to Save the Lakes.

     

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