STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, it is important to the state and the nation that our wildlife and natural resources be protected and preserved; and
WHEREAS, by the proper use of our soil, our water supplies, our streams and lakes we can help in the great task of producing foodstuffs for an ever-increasing population; and
WHEREAS, our Granges in the state and the Delaware Sportsmen's Federation and Conservation Clubs, Inc., play a leading role in providing public information on conservation methods, and do by practice contribute greatly to our conservation program; and
WHEREAS, there is to be held in the Wilmington Armory, on March 19, 20 and 21, 1953, the second annual Delaware Wildlife Exhibit;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J, Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the week of March 15 through 21, 1953, be observed as
WILDLIFE AND CONSERVATION WEEK
in our State. I urge that our citizens, farmers, granges, farm bureaus and other agricultural organizations; our sportsmen's clubs, schools and agricultural youth organizations, join in marking this week. I further hope that through the efforts of these groups, all of our citizens will take greater heed of our natural resources and help in their conservation by avoiding forest fires, stream pollution and all other acts which could prove detrimental to the conservation programs which are now in effect.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 Thirteenth Day of March, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.