STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, with the arrival of spring, the season for planting and renewing of all vegetation is now at hand; and
WHEREAS, the birth of spring gives us all new opportunities to dedicate ourselves to the improvement and conservation of existing trees, flowers and wildlife; and
WHEREAS, every citizen of Delaware can play an important part in conserving and building our natural resources by planting trees, shrubs and wildflowers and protecting our birds and wildlife;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, in compliance with the provisions of Section 2895 of the Revised Code of Delaware, do hereby designate Friday, March 25, as
ARBOR AND BIRD DAY
and do hereby urge and request its observance by all public and private schools and institutions of learning by the planting of trees and shrubs, and by stressing through school and community programs the importance of protecting and developing trees, forests and birdlife.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Twenty first day of March, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fourth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.