STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, mankind is dependent upon the natural environment for life support; and
WHEREAS, the quality of that environment greatly and directly affects his physical and emotional well-being; and
WHEREAS, constant vigilance and citizen involvement is required if the State of Delaware is to continue to preserve its coastal zone resources, enforce high standards of air and water quality, retain valuable open space, and clean up our streams and land through the development of effective sewage and solid waste disposal systems; and
WHEREAS, our ultimate success toward attaining these goals demands that we understand and respect the complex and interdependent process which sustain life on this earth;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of April 17-23, 1972, as
EARTH WEEK '72
in Delaware and urge all citizens of the First State to observe this week with appropriate dedication and resolve, and to visit during this week the State's facilities for environmental control, park, forestry, wildlife recreation, and soil conservation programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, 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 29th (GREAT SEAL) day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine-hundred and seventy-two, and of
the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-sixth.
RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor WALTON H. SIMPSON, Secretary of State