CHAPTER 690

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO, 63

AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT A COMMITTEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING WITH THE OWNERS OF THE UPPER REACHES OF THE WHITE CLAY CREEK AND MUDDY RUN STREAM VALLEYS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT IT IS POSSIBLE TO OBTAIN ALL OR PART OF EITHER TRACT.

WHEREAS, the Upper Reaches of the White Clay Creek and Muddy Run Stream Valleys are owned by the E. I. duPont deNemours and Company and other owners or their estates, and are among the last remaining "unique natural areas" in the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, it is essential that a committee be formed to explore the possibilities of purchasing the Upper Reaches of the White Clay Creek and Muddy Run Stream Valleys for the State, the conditions and requirements involved in such purchase, the manner of funding such purchase, and all other information concerning the purchase which may be required.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, with the approval of the Governor, that an Ad Hoc Committee be formed to contact the owners of the Upper Reaches of the White Clay Creek and Muddy Run Stream Valleys to determine whether the tracts hereinbefore referred to can be acquired in whole or in part by gift, devise, purchase or lease for the use of the public as a natural area.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Ad Hoc Committee shall be bipartisan. The Governor shall appoint two members from the House of Representatives and two members from the Senate, and the fifth member shall be the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that an interim report from the Committee will be made to the Governor on or before September 1, 1974.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be sent immediately to the owners of the land in the Upper Reaches of the White Clay Creek and Muddy Run Stream Valleys.

Approved July 22, 1974.