October 29, 1966 – Walt Disney is Awarded by the American Forestry Association
“…for outstanding service in conservation of American resources.”
On October 29, 1966, Walt Disney was awarded the American Forestry Association award in Williamsburg, Virginia, for his service in American conservation. Throughout the years, Walt had done much to call attention to the conservation of nature, including allowing the use of Bambi to be used on posters warning the dangers of forest fires. At the awards banquet, Walt ignored his prepared speech and focused instead on an extemporaneous monologue about his love of nature.