house resolution no.266

Reps. Andrews, Hood, Rheingans, Price, Brixie, Tsernoglou, Haadsma and Miller offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare May 20-27, 2024, as Michigan Beach Safety Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, The beautiful coastal and inland beaches of “The Great Lakes State” represent a world-renowned recreational resource; and

Whereas, Michiganders and visitors alike are drawn to these beaches by the millions each year for water and beach activities; and

Whereas, The aquatic environment has dangers, particularly rip currents, that can be effectively managed through public awareness and vigilance; and

Whereas, For reasons of public safety, an annual reminder of the joys and hazards associated with the aquatic environment are appropriate at the commencement of the busy summer beach season; and

Whereas, Michiganders and visitors alike must remember: Learn to Swim, Learn Rip Current Safety, Never Swim Alone, Designate a Water Watcher, Alcohol and Water Don’t Mix, Feet First Water Entry, Life Jackets Save Lives, Observe Signs & Flags, Beat the Heat & Block the Sun, and Be Aware of Water Temperatures; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 20-27, 2024, as Michigan Beach Safety Week in Michigan. We urge all residents using our beaches to enjoy themselves at the beach this year, while taking appropriate measures to protect themselves and their children.