WHEREAS, the wise use of natural resources -- soils, waters, forests, minerals and wildlife -- is essential to the welfare and security of the individual, community, state and nation; and

WHEREAS, the sound management of natural resources cannot be achieved without the guidance and support of an informed and interested public ; and

WHEREAS, the week of March 18 through 24 is being observed across the nation as National Wildlife Week, and as an expression of national interest in conservation and a means of stimulating greater public interest in the pressing problems of natural resource management ; and

WHEREAS, many of the birds, mammals, and fish of the United States are facing extinction because of wasteful killing, and destruction of the foods, plants and shelter found within their original homes, and the absence of adequate programs for their protection and management, now

THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of March 18 to 24, 1956 as


All citizens are urged to acquaint themselves with natural resource problems and, in keeping with the national theme, "Save Endangered Wildlife" to give particular support to programs providing for the preservation of those forms of wildlife that are in serious jeopardy by encouraging the preservation and wise management of their natural coverts in our forests, grasslands, streams, lakes, marshes, on arable lands, and within

undeveloped and wilderness areas to insure that these animals and the esthetic and recreational benefits that accrue from them will be perpetuated for future generations.

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

(Great Seal) Twenty-third day of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-six and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eightieth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State