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Near Stonewall in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Environmental President

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

 
 
The Environmental President Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. The Environmental President Marker
Inscription. Growing up in the scenic Texas Hill Country, Lyndon Johnson developed a deep appreciation and respect for the land. As part of his dream for a “Great Society” he felt a responsibility to protect the natural heritage of the United States. During his administration President Johnson signed over 300 conservation measures into law, forming the basis of the modern environmental movement.

Included among the legislation were bills to ensure clean air and protect water quality. Laws governing waste disposal and pesticide use were put into effect. Protection for endangered animals was initiated. Wilderness area and a national trails system were created. Nearly 50 new national park areas were added and existing ones expanded, ensuring that many more Americans would have the opportunity to enjoy the natural, historic, and cultural beauty of the nation.

(Upper Left Photo Caption)
Signing the Clean Air Act of 1967.

(Background image Caption)
Standing along the Pedernales River, July 1968.

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 14.74′ N, 98° 37.167′ W. Marker is near Stonewall, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Bailey Road half a mile
The Environmental President Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. The Environmental President Marker
north of Park Road 49, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on the LBJ Ranch Driving Tour in Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Stonewall TX 78671, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Conserving the Landscape (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Environmental First Lady (approx. 0.3 miles away); LBJ – The Image (approx. 0.4 miles away); Communicating with the World (approx. 0.4 miles away); Friendship Stones (approx. 0.4 miles away); Aviation: Key to the Texas White House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Jet Age Arrives! (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lifetime of Service (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stonewall.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This list consists of 26 wayside exhibits along the LBJ Ranch driving tour in Lyndon B. Johnson NHP. The markers are in order as you would encounter them on the driving tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park - Official Website. (Submitted on December 4, 2015.)
2. Lyndon B. Johnson and the Environment brochure from the National Park Service. (Submitted on December 4, 2015.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentPolitics
 
The Environmental President Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. The Environmental President Marker
View to northwest from Bailey Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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