36 U.S. Code § 701 - Findings

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§ 701.
Congress finds that—
Federal lands, parks, recreation areas, and waterways provide recreational opportunities for millions of Americans each year;
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;
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;
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;
there is great value in volunteer involvement in maintaining and preserving Federal lands for recreational use;
the Federal land management agencies should be concerned with promoting a sense of pride and ownership among citizens toward these lands;
the use of citizen volunteers in a national cleanup effort promotes these goals and encourages the thoughtful use of these Federal lands and facilities;
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
a national program for cleaning and maintaining Federal lands using volunteers will save millions of tax dollars.

Historical and Revision Notes



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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