State of Nevada

Executive Department

   A Proclamation by the Governor

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 earthquakes, floods, landslides, 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; and

Whereas, the Earth sciences are an integral part of education for all Nevada children;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, KENNY C. GUINN, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the second full week of October henceforth to be designated as

                                    Earth Science Week 

   In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused; the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 6th day of  August, in  the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred ninety-nine.

 Kenny C. Guinn
Dean Heller
Secretary of State