WHEREAS, the people of our state are dependent for their livelihoods upon our natural resources--soils, waters, forests, grasslands, minerals and wildlife which contribute in hundreds of ways to the growth and development of our industry, commerce and agriculture; and

WHEREAS, we should recognize the need for open spaces --the wilderness and scenic areas, fields, forests, grasslands, waters and shorelines--that are so vitally important to the physical and mental well-being of the ever-increasing numbers of citizens who find pleasure and relaxation in the out-of-doors; and

WHEREAS, the week of March 20 through 26 will be observed across the Nation as National Wildlife Week, a time set aside for people to give special attention to the problems of providing care for the lands and waters upon which all of us depend; and

WHEREAS, the 1960 Wildlife Week program focuses attention on the growing need for protecting our depleted water supplies that play such an essential role in almost every phase of our daily lives--in our homes, businesses, industries, and in providing us with wholesome recreation, now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the period March 20 through 26, 1960, as


in this state. I urge all citizens to acquaint themselves with natural resource problems and to study and support those programs that will provide protection of all our natural resources and particularly dwindling water supplies.

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 twenty-first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State