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

WHEREAS, proper care and protection for our natural resources cannot be provided without the support of an informed and interested public; and

WHEREAS, the week of March 15 through 21 will be observed across the nation as National Wildlife Week, a time set aside for people to give special attention to the pressing problem of providing proper care for the lands and waters upon which all of us depend, and on the need for teaching young people how they can meet the responsibilities of this stewardship; and

WHEREAS, we recognize that concern for our lands must be partially instilled in our young people through their training in school, making it appropriate, therefore, that 1959 National Wildlife Week should demonstrate the importance of making conservation--as it affects our day to day living and the present and future welfare of our nation--a part of the learning experience of our young people; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the week of March 15 through 21 as


in this state. All citizens are urged to acquaint themselves with natural resource problems and, in keeping with the national objective, "Conservation in the School", to give particular support to program providing for the education of our young people in wise use, care and protection of our natural resources.

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 ninth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-third.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State