Vermont

STATE OF VERMONT
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, geology and the other earth sciences are fundamental to health, safety, and welfare of Vermonters and to the economy of Vermont; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences are integral to conserving, finding, and developing water, mineral, and energy resources needed for society's continued prosperity and well-being; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences provide the basis for preparing for and mitigating natural hazards such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, drought, and shoreline erosion; 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 Vermont; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences contribute critical pieces to our understanding of, and respect for, Vermont's heritage and natural systems;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Howard Dean, Governor, do hereby proclaim October 11-17, 1998, as
EARTH SCIENCE WEEK

in Vermont.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Vermont this 2nd day of June, A. D. 1998.
(signed)
Howard Dean, M. D.
Governor

By the Governor:
(signed)
Kate O'Connor
Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs