April 21 Birthday – John Muir, JOHN MUIR: AMERICA’S FIRST ENVIRONMENTALIST

John Muir, environmentalist, preservationist, naturalist, conservationist

Apr. 21, 1838-Dec. 24, 1914

John Muir: America’s First Environmentalist by Kathryn Lasky, illustrated by Stan Fellows (Candelwick, 2006)
John Muir loved wide open spaces and was committed to protecting the wilderness. He founded the Sierra Club in 1892, a conservation group that carries on his work today. His work led to the first National Park in America – Yosemite.
The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, a film by Ken Burns, features a biography of John Muir.

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