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WHEREAS, the month of April has been designated as Paleontological Awareness Month in the State of Nevada; and

WHEREAS, the study of paleontology seeks to find information about the history of the Earth through the study of fossils, the environment and natural history; and

WHEREAS, state and local officers, private and non-profit groups and foundations, schools, businesses, and other public and private entities work toward the goal of preserving the paleontology resources of Nevada highlighting the importance of understanding Earth’s history; and

WHEREAS, the recognition of the contribution of prehistoric fossils and other paleontological sites of Nevada illustrates the impact of paleontological sciences and their importance in Nevada history and future; and

WHEREAS, the paleontological sites in Nevada, including Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park and Ice Age Fossils State Park, have contributed to attracting renowned scientists and producing distinguished research on the Ichthyosaur fossils and Pleistocene animals, making Nevada a notable area in paleontology science;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  April 2018 as

 Paleontological Awareness Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Wayne Thorley