Honoring Our Environment in April: Keep America Beautiful Month
These words were shared by Lady Bird Johnson during her famous 1967 speech at Yale University.
April 7, 2017
By Sharon Schweitzer
As First Lady, married to President Lyndon B. Johnson, this inspirational visionary preserved the natural beauty of her country by participating in legislative initiatives including the Wilderness Act of 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Program, and many expansions of the National Park system.
Her vision of a beautified United States that honors its natural resources and breathtaking scenery endures today, continuing to inspire U.S. American citizens to preserve their homeland’s natural grandeur. April is dedicated to Mrs. Johnson’s vision and was declared Keep America Beautiful Month in 1953.