STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, today many thousands of people are interested in doing something about our environment; and
WHEREAS, the people of the State of Delaware have looked back and felt guilty about our neglect for our environment long enough; and
WHEREAS, it is the goal of the State of Delaware to look to the future with the idea of creating a more beautiful State; and
WHEREAS, creative conservation is the responsibility of each one of us and our total environment is the sum of many small environments; and
WHEREAS, at some time one or more of us must stand up and say, "The environment is my job and my responsibility;"
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of May 27 -June 3, 1973, as
SOIL STEWARDSHIP WEEK
within the State of Delaware and urge all Delawareans to be better creative conservationists and to help keep the First State the most beautiful state.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, 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 7th day of May
(GREAT SEAL) in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-seventh.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor
Attest : ROBERT H. REED, Secretary of State