Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick


Whereas The healthy plants of both traditional and urban agriculture benefit the people and the environment of the Commonwealth; and

Whereas Healthy turfgrass serves as a sequester of carbons from our atmosphere, while providing effective and affordable erosion control; and

Whereas Turfgrass aids in heat and noise abatement, fire prevention and storm water abatement; and

Whereas Turfgrass also aids in the fight against asthma and other particulate borne illnesses in humans by capturing airborne particles such as dust and sand; and

Whereas Healthy turfgrass provides natural playing surfaces for healthful recreation by citizens in  communities across the Commonwealth; and

Whereas Healthy turfgrass enhances landscapes designed by man and nature, offering both serene and peaceful outdoor space,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim April 2013, to be,


And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this twenty-ninth day of March, in the year two thousand and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-sixth.

By His Excellency

Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts