National Geographic : 1966 Apr
How to keep a forest from becoming a neon jungle America's wild and beautiful lands are going fast. Each newly born baby has one-quarter acre less of such land to enjoy than the baby born a moment before. Near you there is probably a leafy and lovely forest, or a quiet pond, or a blissfully un touched piece of seashore. And you've often thought of protect ing this rare area, but assumed that nothing could be done about it. The fact is that plenty can be done, and you can help do it-even though you are not a conservation specialist. You start by getting a group to work on the problem of keep ing a favorite natural wild area as God made it. This group might consist of you, a lawyer, a town official, a clergyman, a Boy Scout leader, a business man, and your local PTA. Throughout the country, other Americans, just like your DISCOVER AMERICA BEST BY CAR self, have done the job in their localities. For full information and a complete program, write to Foundation of America, 814 H Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20001. Ask for the Sinclair "Serve America" booklet. For more than ten years, we at Sinclair have led in support of wise conservation of the nat ural beauty and resources of Sil ir America.