Thursday, May 26, 2005

Photo of the Week; Highway Beautification Act of 1965

Flowers in the median.
Originally uploaded by dougb61.
The next time you are traveling down a highway and see wildflowers in the median or right-of-way thank Lady Bird Johnson, wife of president Lyndon Johnson. As First Lady, Mrs. Johnson was a strong advocate for environmental landscaping and beautification, and successfully lobbied for the 1965 Highway Beautification Act, whose effect is seen across the country. She was also the founder of the National Wildflower Research Center.

1 comment:

Solynna said...

Hi, how are you doing? beautiful flower and cool vlog:)