SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2022

WHEREAS, Canada’s forests are a valuable, renewable resource that contribute to our economy and the livelihoods of our communities; and

WHEREAS, Canada’s forests play a crucial role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, clean air and water and wildlife habitat whilst being an important aspect of climate change mitigation efforts; and

WHEREAS, The City of Thunder Bay and its citizens rely on the surrounding forests for livelihood, health, and recreation; and

WHEREAS, This annual one-week campaign with the theme of “Canada’s Forests: Solutions for a Changing Climate” will be celebrated across Canada by individuals and organizations.

NOW THEREFORE, as Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, I declare September 18–24, 2022 as “NATIONAL FOREST WEEK” in the City of Thunder Bay.