Alabama

STATE OF ALABAMA

PROCLAMATION

BY THE GOVERNOR

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

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

WHEREAS, the earth sciences provide the fundamental basis for understanding the earth system as the foundation of ecosystem management principles; and

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

WHEREAS, the earth sciences contribute vitally to our understanding and appreciation of and our respect for nature:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Don Siegelman, Governor of the State of Alabama, so hereby proclaim October 10 through October 16, 1999 as:

Earth Science Week

in Alabama.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND and the Great Seal of the Governor's Office at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 27th day of September 1999.
 

Don Siegelman
(signed)
Governor