Columbia Island in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lady Bird Johnson Park
— George Washington Memorial Parkway —
”To me beautification means our total concern for the physical and human quality we pass on to our children and the future.”
- Lady Bird Johnson
When kids connect with national parks, the result is conservation. Through the First Bloom program, sponsored by the National Park Foundation, children learn to garden with plants native to our region, to remove invasive weeds, to beautify their own communities, and to protect park landscapes for other people to discover and enjoy.
Lady Bird Johnson, wife of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, was a strong and early advocate for the environment. As First Lady from 1963-1969, she spearheaded efforts to beautify the Washington, D.C. area and the nation’s highways. After returning to Texas, Mrs. Johnson continued her legacy to increase the sustainable use of native wildflowers and plants.
First Bloom teaches children the wonders of the outdoor world and, how gardening can build confidence and social skills while enhancing communities. They learn about the importance of plants native to our region and how invasive
Erected 1978 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 52.721′ N, 77° 3.078′ W. Marker was in Columbia Island in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker could be reached from George Washington Memorial Parkway north of Boundary Channel Drive, on the right when traveling east. The memorial park is on Columbia Island which forms the south bank of the Potomac River between I-395/US1 and the Arlington Memorial Bridge. It is accessible from the eastbound lanes of the GW Parkway (northwest of the Columbia Island Marina) and from the north, south and east via Boundary Channel Drive along the northern perimeter of the Pentagon. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Washington DC 20037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Tomorrow is ours to win or lose (a few steps from this marker); The Boundary Channel (about 500 feet away, measured in a Navy and Marine Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Tomb of Remembrance (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); Air Mail (approx. half a mile away); Canada's Gift to the United States (approx. half a mile away); Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Building a Beautiful Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Island.
Also see . . .
1. Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac. Wikipedia (Submitted on March 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac. National Memorial, National Park Service (Submitted on March 19, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) category V (protected landscape/seascape).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 670 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on March 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A photo of the marker and surrounding area in context, possibly now on Daingerfield Island nearby at 38.830144, -77.040445. • Can you help?