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,
LAWN CARE MONTH
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