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Top Picks for Fall Foliage Viewing from Scenic America

With autumn in full swing, it’s the perfect time to hit the road for leaf-peeping and other activities in the great outdoors and along our National Scenic Byways. As the nation’s leading advocate for scenic conservation issues, Scenic America has put together this list of twelve of our favorite destinations that showcase autumn’s beauty. Arkansas:…

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Scenic America Partners with JWC Studios on New Video Series

Scenic America has teamed up with a newly launched philanthropic production company to create a compelling collection of videos and stunning images that showcase the natural beauty of the nation, beginning with a video focusing on Walton County, Florida. These media assets will be featured in campaigns to attract additional supporters and donors to the…

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Tell your Representative: Ensure Scenic Beauty is a Priority in the INVEST Act

We want to ask you to take urgent action on behalf of our scenic byways—and much more. Time is short, and the stakes are high. The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee just introduced the “INVEST in America Act,” H.R. 7095, which funds our country’s highways for the next five years and will…

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Scenic Pittsburgh’s 10 years fighting for beauty

You can access this article on the NEXTpittsburgh site here. Next month is Scenic Pittsburgh’s 10th anniversary, but staff isn’t planning a celebration. Executive Director Mike Dawida, former PA state senator and representative, as well as former Allegheny County Commissioner, says with the region reeling from the economic blow of the COVID-19 pandemic, they don’t have the…

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What’s the Deal with the Billboard Tax?

In the midst of a budget shortfall, Pittsburgh is missing out on collecting tens of millions in tax revenue. Back on November 27, 2012, the Pittsburgh City Council passed a 10% levy on revenue generated by billboards within city limits. Learn more about Billboard Companies’ Fair Share The tax was supposed to net the city between…

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Welcome our New Legal Intern

Former Pittsburgh Court of Common Pleas Judge Ray Novak Supports a Legal Intern through Pitt Law School A lot of the work we do involves finding legislative solutions for scenic problems: revising and updating zoning, enforcement of regulations, and finding legal precedents from which to fight billboards and poorly planned development. So this donation by Judge…

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Michael Dawida
Executive Director of Scenic Pittsburgh Elected as Scenic America Board Leader

Michael Dawida, executive director of Scenic Pittsburgh, has been elected Chair of the Board of the national non-profit Scenic America.

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Leigh Moore Named Executive Director of Scenic Walton

Scenic Walton is excited to announce Leigh Moore is the new Executive Director of the organization. Moore served as President of Scenic Walton’s Board of Directors for four years, while also heading the Community Affairs efforts of Howard Group.   “I’m thrilled to devote my full attention to Scenic Walton,” she said. “Walton County is a…

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Scenic America accepting applications for Fall 2020 internships

Scenic America is accepting applications for Fall 2020 internships in Communications and Development, and Policy, Advocacy, and Research.  For more information on each internship and details on how to apply, click the links below.  Applications are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Scenic America Communications and Development Internship Description Scenic America Policy, Advocacy,…

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Scenic America Wins the 2020 ASAE “Power of A” Gold Award

The Award Recognizes Work to Pass the “Reviving America’s Scenic Byways Act” We’re honored to announce that Scenic America has won the “Power of A” Gold Award, presented by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). ASAE is the national organization that represents more than 46,000 association executives and 7,400 organizations, and is celebrating a…

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Scenic America Partners with Project Green Schools

Scenic America has worked with Project Green Schools to help develop a broad range of educational resources for young people that encourages preservation and appreciation of our scenic heritage. Resources include publicly accessible resources including: Lessons Curricula Games Videos For more information, please visit our Scenic Education page.

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