Earth Science Week—October 8–14: Governor’s Proclamation

 

Governor Sandoval has proclaimed this week as Earth Science Week in Nevada:
http://gov.nv.gov/News-and-Media/Proclamations/2017/Earth-Science-Week-in-Nevada/


WHEREAS,
geology and the other Earth sciences are fundamental to the safety, health, and welfare of Nevadans; 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, knowledge of geological 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 students all across the Silver State;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of October 8 – 14, 2017 as EARTH SCIENCE WEEK IN NEVADA.

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