Cottonwood AZ (February 19, 2012) – It is said that pictures are worth a thousand words.
Pictured is the February 18, 2012 “Leap Frog Two” Arizona highways litter clean up event organized by Folksville USA mayor, Gary Chamberlain, and a dedicated band of fellow Verde Valley anti-litter road warriors.
Folksville USA and the road warriors were joined by Arizona Department of Transportation permittees, local elected officials, Boy Scouts, Verde Valley clubs and organizations, businesses, and citizen volunteers.
The national restore beauty to American highways began with an initiative by Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson during LBJ’s presidency in the 1960s, and was revived in Arizona as a peoples movement led by a small group of dedicated Arizonans to reclaim the beauty of its highways and communities in the new millennium.
The Arizonans, led by Gary Chamberlain of Cottonwood, a decorated Vietnam veteran, are beginning to receive local and national attention for the aptly named, Folksville USA, volunteer effort to clean up local highways and byways.
The ”Leap Frog Two” photographs are the property of Prescott Arizona aerial photographer Dave Roy, aircraft piloted by John “JJ” Johnson.
The Sedona Eye thanks Dave Roy and JJ Johnson for the use of the photos.