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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, foundations, schools, businesses, and other public and private entities work toward the goal of preserving the paleontology resources of Nevada and highlighting the importance of understanding Earth's history; and

WHEREAS, the paleontological sites in Nevada, including Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nye County, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument in Clark County, and Ice Age Fossils State Park in North Las Vegas have contributed to attracting renowned scientists and producing distinguished research on the Ichthyosaur fossils and Pleistocene animals, making Nevada a rich resource for paleontology; and

WHEREAS, with great care and respect for our land, the practice of paleontology and commitment to research allows us to chip away at Nevada’s crust to discover prehistoric treasures such as the ground sloth, mammoths, prehistoric horses, giant American lions, giant bison, llamas and American camels; and

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

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of April 2022, as

PALEONTOLOGICAL AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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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 9th day of March, 2022

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