36 U.S. Code § 701 - Findings

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Congress finds that—
(1) Federal lands, parks, recreation areas, and waterways provide recreational opportunities for millions of Americans each year;
(2) Federal lands administered by Federal land management agencies contain valuable wildlife, scenery, natural and historic features, and other resources which may be damaged by litter and misuse;
(3) it is in the best interest of the United States and its citizens to maintain and preserve the beauty, safety, and availability of these Federal lands;
(4) these Federal land management agencies have been designated as the caretakers of these Federal lands and are responsible for maintaining and preserving those areas and facilities;
(5) there is great value in volunteer involvement in maintaining and preserving Federal lands for recreational use;
(6) the Federal land management agencies should be concerned with promoting a sense of pride and ownership among citizens toward these lands;
(7) the use of citizen volunteers in a national cleanup effort promotes these goals and encourages the thoughtful use of these Federal lands and facilities;
(8) the positive impact of annual cleanup events held at various recreation sites has already been proven by steadily declining levels of litter at these sites; and
(9) a national program for cleaning and maintaining Federal lands using volunteers will save millions of tax dollars.


(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1266.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
36:169i note.
Aug. 27, 1986, Pub. L. 99–402, § 2, 100 Stat. 910.

In clause (2), the words “the several” are omitted as unnecessary.

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