Resolution J2114-2013

Commending Mark DeCracker on his designation by Parks and Trails New York as the recipient of its Outside the Box Award on June 11, 2013

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  • Jun 11, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 11, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 4, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Mark DeCracker upon the occasion of
his designation by Parks and Trails New York as  the  recipient  of  its
Outside the Box Award at a ceremony to be held on June 11, 2013

WHEREAS,  It  is  the sense of this Legislative Body that the continuing
welfare of the citizens of  this  great  State  and  nation  is  greatly
enriched  by  the  purposeful endeavors of individuals and organizations
committed to the preservation of our environment, and to the enhancement
of  appreciation  for  the   distinctive   features   of   our   natural
surroundings; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is  the  intent  of  this  Legislative  Body  to
commend Mark DeCracker upon the occasion of his designation by Parks and
Trails New York as the recipient of its Outside the Box Award at a cere-
mony  to  be held in the Legislative Office Building in Albany, New York
on June 11, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Parks and Trails New York is a leading statewide advocate for
parks and trails, dedicated since 1985,  to  improving  the  health  and
quality  of  life of all New Yorkers by working with community organiza-
tions and municipalities to envision, create,  promote,  and  protect  a
growing  network of parks, greenways and trails throughout the state for
all to use and enjoy; and
  WHEREAS, On this occasion Parks and  Trails  New  York  will  honor  a
select  group  of Park and Trail heroes with its Park and Trail Recogni-
tion Awards which recognize the leadership, creativity, and donation  of
time,  talent, and materials behind many of New York's parks and trails;
and
  WHEREAS, Mark DeCracker is receiving Parks and Trail's Outside the Box
Award in recognition and appreciation of leading the  effort  to  create
the   Lyons  Trail  of  Hope,  a  quarter-mile  fully  accessible  trail
surrounded by a variety of themed gardens; and
  WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon every citizen to recognize that  we  are
all  stewards  of our environment and to applaud the efforts of individ-
uals such as Mark DeCracker, and organizations like Parks and Trails New
York which work  tirelessly  to  protect  our  environment  and  natural
surroundings  for  the  benefit  of present and future generations; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend Mark DeCracker upon the occasion of his designation by Parks and
Trails New York as the recipient of its Outside the Box Award at a cere-
mony to be held in Albany on June 11, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mark DeCracker.

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