CITY OF LAFAYETTE
RESOLUTION NO. 2019-__________
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE COLORADO PROCLAIMING SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 AS WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY IN THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE
WHEREAS, migratory birds are some of the most beautiful and easily observed wildlife that share our communities, and
WHEREAS, many citizens recognize and welcome migratory songbirds as symbolic harbingers of spring and fall, and
WHEREAS, these migrant species also play an important role in controlling insect pests, and
WHEREAS, migratory birds and their habitats are declining throughout the Americas, facing a growing number of threats on their migration routes and in both their summer and winter homes, and
WHEREAS, public awareness and concern are crucial components of migratory bird conservation, and
WHEREAS, citizens enthusiastic about birds, informed about the threats they face, and empowered to help address those threats can directly contribute to maintaining health bird populations, and
WHEREAS, the City of Lafayette has natural areas, such as Greenlee Preserve that support diverse bird species, and
WHEREAS, since 1993 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) has become a primary vehicle for focusing public attention on the nearly 350 species that travel between nesting habitats in our communities and throughout North America and their wintering grounds in South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the southern U.S., and
WHEREAS, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will observe WMBD, gathering in town squares, community centers, schools, parks, nature centers, and wildlife refuges to learn about birds, take action to conserve them, and simply to have fun, and
WHEREAS, while WMBD officially is held each year on the second Saturday in May, its observance is not limited to a single day, and planners are encouraged to schedule activities on the dates best suited to the presence of both migrants and celebrants, and
WHEREAS, WMBD is not only a day to foster appreciation for wild birds and to celebrate and support migratory bird conservation, but also a call to action.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Lafayette, Colorado, as follows:
The City Council of the City of Lafayette hereby proclaims September 22, 2019 as World Migratory Bird Day in the City of Lafayette, and the City Council urges all citizens to celebrate this observance and to support efforts to protect and conserve migratory birds and their habitats in our community and the world at large.
RESOLVED AND PASSED THIS ____TH DAY OF _________, 2019.
CITY OF LAFAYETTE, COLORADO
_________________________________ Alexandra Lynch, Mayor
_______________________________ APPROVED AS TO FORM: Susan Koster, CMC, City Clerk
_______________________________ David S. Williamson, City Attorney