WHEREAS, The earth sciences provide the basis for preparing for and mitigating natural hazards such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, drought, and shoreline erosion... and, the earth sciences are crucial to environmental and ecological issues ranging from water and air quality to waste disposal; and
WHEREAS, Geologic factors of resources, hazards, and environments are vital to land management and land use decisions in Maryland; and
WHEREAS, The earth sciences contribute critical pieces to our understanding of, and respect for, Maryland's heritage and natural systems.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Parris N. Glendening, Governor of the State of Maryland, do hereby proclaim October 10-16, 1999 as Earth Science Week in Maryland, and do commend this observance to all of our citizens.
Given under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland
this 10th day of October One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-nine.
Parris N. Glendening
Secretary of State