Whereas, geology and the other earth sciences are fundamental to the safety, health, and welfare of Nevadans and to the economy of Nevada; and

Whereas, the earth sciences are integral to finding, developing, and conserving mineral, energy, and water resources needed for Nevada's continuing prosperity; and

Whereas, the earth sciences provide the basis for preparing for and mitigating natural hazards such as the earthquakes, floods, landslides, droughts, expansive soils, and subsidence experienced from time to time in Nevada; and

Whereas, the earth sciences are crucial to environmental and ecological issues ranging from water and air quality to waste disposal; and

Whereas, geological factors of resources, hazards, and environment are vital to land management and land use decisions made in Nevada; and

Whereas, the earth sciences contribute directly to our understanding and appreciation of, and our respect for Nature;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BOB MILLER, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim that the second full week of October henceforth be designated as

``Earth Science Week''
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 17th day of September, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety seven.
Bob Miller

Attest: Dean Heller
Secretary of State