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  • Lady Bird Johnson
    plants can lift the spirit and that conserving them and using them in our everyday landscapes is critical to our future She established the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to realize this dream She was an ENVIRONMENTALIST The environment is where we all meet where we all have a mutual interest it is the one thing all of us share It is not only a mirror of ourselves but a focusing lens on what we can become Lady Bird Johnson Lady Bird Johnson worked tirelessly for the preservation of wild landscapes and the environment More than 200 laws related to the environment were passed during the Johnson Administration many of which were influenced by Mrs Johnson s work Among the major legislative initiatives were the Wilderness Act of 1964 the Land and Water Conservation Fund the Wild and Scenic Rivers Program the 1965 Highway Beautification Act and many additions to the National Park system Learn More About Lady Bird Johnson Healthy landscapes matter to wildflowers pollinators birds kids trees and everyone and everything She left a LEGACY In 1982 Lady Bird Johnson established the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with Helen Hayes Learn more about the Wildflower Center s efforts

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  • About Mrs. Johnson — Lady Bird Johnson
    Bill because of her active support the 1965 Highway Beautification Act calls for control of outdoor advertising for example billboards along the nation s Interstate system It also required that junkyards along Interstate or primary highways were removed or screened and encouraged scenic enhancement of roadsides Mrs Johnson also traveled nationally on nine trips to raise awareness of parks and scenic areas came out against adding dams to the Grand Canyon and wrote letters and spoke for the preservation of the California Redwoods and other historic sites 1961 1969 Improving Washington Mrs Johnson s White House years included a focus on improving the nation s capital that went beyond planting flowers A key effort was cleaning up trash and controlling rats in the Shaw section of Washington D C with the help of Howard University and high school students supported by funding from her Society for a More Beautiful Capital 1965 Head Start Mrs Johnson was highly involved in the President s War on Poverty and joined with Sargent Shriver to found Head Start to help preschool children from low income families across the nation meet their health and other developmental needs 1971 Town Lake Trail Inspired in her post White House years by the beauty along the River Thames in London Mrs Johnson galvanized Ann and Roy Butler then Mayor of Austin and others to lead a campaign of adding plantings and removing trash along the banks of the river that runs through Austin s downtown Recognizing that people would go there for more than just a quick visit she insisted that the trail extend the full 10 miles along what was later renamed Lady Bird Lake in her honor The city also followed her suggestion of completing the Hike and Bike Trail in time for the city s July 4 1976 centennial so that the trail could become a celebratory gift to the nation 1978 Enchanted Rock At Lady Bird Johnson s urging Enchanted Rock was purchased by The Nature Conservancy to be set aside for posterity The owners of the property were thinking of selling it and a rock quarry developer was interested in the rock for its abundant granite In 1984 it became an official State Natural Area 1982 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center On her 70th birthday in 1982 Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes founded the National Wildflower Research Center to protect and preserve North America s native plants and natural landscapes Johnson donated funding and 60 acres of land in East Austin to establish the organization It later moved to South Austin and was renamed the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in her honor When Mrs Johnson passed away a decade later the center had just become part of The University of Texas at Austin guaranteeing its permanent place in the national landscape The center s staff continue to be inspired by Mrs Johnson s visionary approaches as they work to conserve restore and create healthy landscapes in Texas and beyond Lady

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  • Wildflower Center Impact — Lady Bird Johnson
    impact landscapes ecosystems restoration design Lee Clippard Comment Jul 16 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 16 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment 6 million seeds saved for the future Jul 16 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 16 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 16 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 16 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 15 2015 impact landscapes design restoration Lee Clippard Comment Jul 15 2015 impact landscapes design restoration Lee Clippard Comment Helped create 90 000 acres of native landscapes Jul 15 2015 impact landscapes design restoration Lee Clippard Comment Jul 15 2015 impact landscapes design restoration Lee Clippard Comment Jul 15 2015 impact landscapes design restoration Lee Clippard Comment Jul 15 2015 impact landscapes design restoration Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Helped save endangered native Texas plants Jul 10 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact sustainability design Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact sustainability design Lee Clippard Comment Developed a low water native turf grass Jul 10 2015 impact sustainability design Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact sustainability design Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact sustainability design Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact sustainability design Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation restoration native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation restoration native plants Lee Clippard Comment Helped rejuvenate a unique forest with 300 000

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  • #belikeladybird — Lady Bird Johnson
    belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 27 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 27 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 27 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 27 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment On being an environmentalist I try to do little things that positively affect the environment and the natural world For instance picking up litter river cleanups and last February I went to the big shell beach cleanup on Padre Island National Seashore which is an event where hundreds of people come together to volunteer to pick up all the trash on the beach Trash is a big problem there but if you get a lot of people together and clean it up it gives you a real positive feeling and you get a lot done with a lot of people The same thing applies for the rivers here I do a lot of canoeing and I m real big on picking up trash I ll fill up my whole canoe up with trash and it s kind of a rewarding thing A lot of people are like Wow you re just picking up that trash This isn t your property you don t own this but you re just picking it up And you can tell it kind of changes their perspective a little bit I try to teach my kids that too It s about caring about the little things not because you own it or because it s yours but because it s worth caring about Jul 27 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 27 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 23 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 23 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 23 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 23 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment On being an adventurer I am an internationally certified yoga teacher and so I lived in India in north India in the Himalayas I lived in New York the Bahamas I ve got to say the Himalayas is my favorite area It s basically on the China India border it s extremely remote So you have to study classical Sanskrit and classical yoga texts and practices and I basically taught yoga in India It was fun I d do it again in a heartbeat if I could maybe someday in the future if I can get back because I really enjoyed it Jul 23 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 23 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 20 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 20 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 20 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment Jul 20 2015 belikeladybird Lee Clippard Comment On being an adventurer I did a lot of international traveling solo and I spent 9 months abroad doing volunteer farm work over the course of a 3 year span I was in some rural villages in central Portugal and in rural southern Spain and it took me as far as Madeira Island The kinds of things that I encountered in that situation really

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  • About Mrs. Johnson — Lady Bird Johnson
    Bill because of her active support the 1965 Highway Beautification Act calls for control of outdoor advertising for example billboards along the nation s Interstate system It also required that junkyards along Interstate or primary highways were removed or screened and encouraged scenic enhancement of roadsides Mrs Johnson also traveled nationally on nine trips to raise awareness of parks and scenic areas came out against adding dams to the Grand Canyon and wrote letters and spoke for the preservation of the California Redwoods and other historic sites 1961 1969 Improving Washington Mrs Johnson s White House years included a focus on improving the nation s capital that went beyond planting flowers A key effort was cleaning up trash and controlling rats in the Shaw section of Washington D C with the help of Howard University and high school students supported by funding from her Society for a More Beautiful Capital 1965 Head Start Mrs Johnson was highly involved in the President s War on Poverty and joined with Sargent Shriver to found Head Start to help preschool children from low income families across the nation meet their health and other developmental needs 1971 Town Lake Trail Inspired in her post White House years by the beauty along the River Thames in London Mrs Johnson galvanized Ann and Roy Butler then Mayor of Austin and others to lead a campaign of adding plantings and removing trash along the banks of the river that runs through Austin s downtown Recognizing that people would go there for more than just a quick visit she insisted that the trail extend the full 10 miles along what was later renamed Lady Bird Lake in her honor The city also followed her suggestion of completing the Hike and Bike Trail in time for the city s July 4 1976 centennial so that the trail could become a celebratory gift to the nation 1978 Enchanted Rock At Lady Bird Johnson s urging Enchanted Rock was purchased by The Nature Conservancy to be set aside for posterity The owners of the property were thinking of selling it and a rock quarry developer was interested in the rock for its abundant granite In 1984 it became an official State Natural Area 1982 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center On her 70th birthday in 1982 Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes founded the National Wildflower Research Center to protect and preserve North America s native plants and natural landscapes Johnson donated funding and 60 acres of land in East Austin to establish the organization It later moved to South Austin and was renamed the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in her honor When Mrs Johnson passed away a decade later the center had just become part of The University of Texas at Austin guaranteeing its permanent place in the national landscape The center s staff continue to be inspired by Mrs Johnson s visionary approaches as they work to conserve restore and create healthy landscapes in Texas and beyond Lady

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  • Wildflower Center Impact — Lady Bird Johnson
    impact landscapes ecosystems restoration design Lee Clippard Comment Jul 16 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 16 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment 6 million seeds saved for the future Jul 16 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 16 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 16 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 16 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 15 2015 impact landscapes design restoration Lee Clippard Comment Jul 15 2015 impact landscapes design restoration Lee Clippard Comment Helped create 90 000 acres of native landscapes Jul 15 2015 impact landscapes design restoration Lee Clippard Comment Jul 15 2015 impact landscapes design restoration Lee Clippard Comment Jul 15 2015 impact landscapes design restoration Lee Clippard Comment Jul 15 2015 impact landscapes design restoration Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Helped save endangered native Texas plants Jul 10 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact sustainability design Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact sustainability design Lee Clippard Comment Developed a low water native turf grass Jul 10 2015 impact sustainability design Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact sustainability design Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact sustainability design Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact sustainability design Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation restoration native plants Lee Clippard Comment Jul 10 2015 impact conservation restoration native plants Lee Clippard Comment Helped rejuvenate a unique forest with 300 000

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  • Developed a national sustainable landscape rating system (SITES) — Lady Bird Johnson
    landscape developers achieve sustainability by making choices about ways to use less water to use native plants to opt for sustainable materials to support wildlife and more while developing a site Forty five projects across the country have received certification to date under a pilot program of SITES which is now available for any landscape project team to use The pilot landscapes already have collectively saved more than 400 million

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  • 400 acres of Blackland Prairie restored — Lady Bird Johnson
    Town Center Ft Worth Texas Photo by John Hart Asher At the Mueller Development in Austin blackland prairie plants grow again on land that had been airport runways for half a century In Dallas stretches of lawn at the George W Bush Presidential Center feature this tall grass prairie Down the road in Fort Worth a meandering stream and blackland prairie plants have replaced what had served as a cattle pasture and pond for decades And on a green rooftop in Central Texas nearly 200 types of plants and blackland prairie grasses grow above bedrooms and kitchens challenging our notion of where prairie restoration can occur All of these projects are part of the Wildflower Center s efforts to restore Blackland Prairie one of the most endangered ecosystems in the U S Prairie once dominated Midwestern landscapes from Texas to Canada but less than 1 percent remains in Texas Lost along with it are deep rooted grasses that create a fertile soil and a resilient ecosystem that improves the environment and provides habitat to wide ranging wildlife To date the Center has restored elements of Blackland Prairie on 400 acres in cities across Texas providing people with a chance to

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