2018 Marks 50th Anniversary of Wild & Scenic Rivers Act

2018 Marks 50th Anniversary of Wild & Scenic Rivers Act

The mighty Trinity is seeing snowfall today and this coming October will also be celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.

Click here for more information regarding this historic national act of conservation of our natural world.

“In the past 50 years, we have learned—all too slowly, I think—to prize and protect God’s precious gifts. Because we have, our own children and grandchildren will come to know and come to love the great forests and the wild rivers that we have protected and left to them . . . An unspoiled river is a very rare thing in this Nation today. Their flow and vitality have been harnessed by dams and too often they have been turned into open sewers by communities and by industries. It makes us all very fearful that all rivers will go this way unless somebody acts now to try to balance our river development.”
– President Lyndon Johnson on signing the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, October 2, 1968.

 

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