In the 1930s, landscape architects transformed a neglected, overgrown island and created Theodore Roosevelt Island, a magical memorial to America’s 26th president, one of the most powerful voices in the history of American conservation. After becoming president in 1901, Roosevelt used his authority to establish 150 national forests, 51 federal bird reserves, four national game preserves, five national parks and 18 national monuments on over 230 million acres of public land. It is only fitting that Theodore Roosevelt Island was cultivated with a forest that mimics native forest, and patterned with miles of trails available to anyone who wants to take advantage.
We’re pleased to host a benefit for DC’s most unique presidential memorial, Theodore Roosevelt Island. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Memorial Plaza at Theodore Roosevelt Island, established in 1967.