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Newport, Rhode Island restricted deer hunting to 6 months of the year
Plymoth colony passed a law to control timber cutting and sale
William Penn decreed that one acre must be left forested for every five acres cut down
Thomas Malthus predicted that exponential population growth would outpace food production
Henry David Thoreau believed in being simple and self sufficient
Yellowstone created by Ulysses S Grant
Sierra Club founded by John Muir in order to protect nature
Lacey Act stated you cant kill birds without paying the state.
Theodore Roosevelt was the first true conservationist: Started the Golden Age of conservation
Forest Service founded by Pinchot
Dust Bowl Drought (1934-1940)
Rachel Carson warned against Pesticieds in Silent Spring.
The Cuyahoga River caught fire because it was so badly polluted
National Environmental Policy Act Passed
Clean Air Act Passed
First Earth Day Celabrated
Clean Water Act Passed
Three Mile Island: Worst Nuclear Accident of all time.
Exxon Valdez: One of the worst oil spills in history
Fukoshima, Japan Nuclear Accident: Nuclear Reactor exploded due to earthquake. (copy)
First Tree-Planting project held in New York: 12,000 War Gardens Planted
Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp Established
Philmont Scout Ranch Established
543 Councils and 831 Campsites Across 288,545 Acres Established
Scouting Keep America Beautiful Day: 1 million tons of litter collected
ArrowCorps5 & US Forest Service Cooperated with 3,600 Scouts to make 5.6 million dollars of improvments to national parks.
Thousands of Eagle Projects in Many Communities
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