Florida Fish Busters’ BulletinJune 2012
June an Outdoor Extravaganza – No Excuses Get Outdoors Florida!
By Bob Wattendorf School is out for the summer! All across Florida students are putting asidetheir studies and looking for summer fun. No wonder so many national programshighlight the fun of getting outdoors. June has the most daylight hours, and thelongest day of the year, providing plenty of opportunity for families and friends toenjoy nature and each other.In 1998, President Bill Clintonproclaimed a week in June as GreatOutdoors Week; six years later it wasextended to Great Outdoors Month.President Barack Obama issued aproclamation urging Americans to spendtime in the great outdoors and to upholdour nation’s legacy of conserving our lands for future generations. Theproclamation went on to point out numerous opportunities for families and friendsto explore, play and grow together, from hiking and wildlife watching to canoeing,hunting, fishing and playing in the neighborhood park – activities that can helpkids stay healthy, active and energized.
A young boy enjoys getting away from school and outdoors. FWC photo.