Governor's Proclamation

GEOLOGY AND THE OTHER EARTH SCIENCES are fundamental to the safety, health, and welfare of Wyoming's economy and its citizens.

THE EARTH SCIENCES ARE integral to finding, developing, and conserving mineral, energy and water resources needed for Wyoming's continuing prosperity.

THE EARTH SCIENCES PROVIDE the basis for preparing for and mitigating natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, expansive soils, and subsidence experienced from time to time in Wyoming.

THE EARTH SCIENCES ARE crucial to environmental and ecological issues ranging from water and air quality to waste disposal.

THE EARTH SCIENCES CONTRIBUTE directly to our understanding and appreciation of and our respect for Nature.

GEOLOGICAL FACTORS OF RESOURCES, hazards, and environment are vital to land management and land use decisions made in Wyoming.

FOR THESE SIGNIFICANT REASONS, I, JIM GERINGER, Governor of the State of Wyoming, do hereby proclaim October 10 through October 16, 1999, to be 

"Earth Science Week"

in Wyoming, and encourage citizens to recognize the value and importance of the earth sciences.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wyoming to be affixed this 8th day of September, 1999.

Jim Geringer