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Scenic America Wins 2022 Gold Circle Award for Excellence in Association Communications from ASAE

Scenic America has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives with a 2022 Gold Circle Award in the Media/Public Relations Campaign category for its communications work promoting the National Scenic Byways Program. The Gold Circle Awards competition is the premier association marketing, membership, and communications award that recognizes excellence, innovation, and achievement in…

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The Best US Road Trips

With temperatures warming up and summer on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to start planning for a quintessential American pastime: the road trip. Here are six of the best road trip ideas for your next getaway. 6 Best American Road Trips Pacific Coast Highway, California The Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) is one of the…

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Creating the Ozark Run Scenic Byway

A New Way to See Scenic Missouri Have you heard of “the Ozarks”?  Do you really know what it is – or what they are? We bet you would be surprised to learn that this rugged area of hills, valleys, springs, and streams covers 70,000 square miles in the middle of the USA, stretching from eastern Oklahoma…

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The Best Byways to Celebrate the Spring Season

The air is warming, flowers are blooming, and the ground is thawing. That can only mean one thing…. spring is here! What is a better way to celebrate the season of new beginnings than to take a road trip to immerse yourself in the gorgeous scenery? Scenic America put together this list of some of…

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FHWA Opens Applications for Byways Funding and Technical Assistance Grants

On March 16, the Federal Highway Administration announced that the National Scenic Byways Program 2022 Grants and Technical Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is now available. In this grant cycle, $22 million will be awarded: the $16 million allocated through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and the additional $6 million allocated through the Consolidated…

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Congress Funds Byways in Omnibus Spending Package for the Second Year in a Row

Scenic America is pleased to announce that our advocacy efforts, bolstered by our Scenic Byways Coalition partners and Scenic Byways around the country, and led by key Members of Congress who are strong supporters of the program, succeeded in securing $6 million in dedicated funding for the National Scenic Byways Program in the FY22 Omnibus…

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Underpass Construction Begins in Walton County

Construction on the Inlet Beach Underpass in Walton County, Florida, has begun. Our Scenic Walton chapter has worked tirelessly over the last several years to coordinate the effort to make this important safety improvement happen. Walton County officials held an official groundbreaking ceremony for the underpass on March 26. According to the Florida Department of…

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Long-standing Billboard Comes Down in St. Johns County, Florida

Byway leaders are always on the lookout for changes to their communities, and members of the Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway are no different. With the removal of 10 billboards in Flagler County in the early 2000s, members of the 72-mile National Scenic Byway organization were thrilled to learn of the removal…

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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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Legislative Victory: The INVEST in America Act Moves Forward

Scenic America was able to announce two big legislative victories for scenic conservation this week. For more on our OTHER victory, the anticipated passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, and the full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and fixing our National Parks, click here. Introduced last month, the INVEST in America…

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