Scenic Heroes: Cooke Kelsey

Houston Attorney Led Scenic Advocates to a Supreme Court Victory by Showing Broader Impact of Billboards When Houston attorney Cooke Kelsey learned that Reagan National Advertising had won a lawsuit against the City of Austin, Texas, over its ban on digital billboards, he stepped in to help the city preserve its sign ordinance by appealing…

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Prince George’s County Scenic Leaders: Jazz Lewis

Jazz Lewis’ first experience with activism came while he was a student at the University of Maryland facing an unexpected tuition hike. “It would have priced me out,” he notes. To show their frustration with this unfair change, Jazz (his real name, as he points out) and some of his fellow students sat on the…

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Scenic Heroes: Meg Maguire

A Passion for Place and a Vision for Views A true Scenic Hero, Meg Maguire has enjoyed an impressive career as a leader in government, media, and community activism, including an eight-year tenure as head of Scenic America.   Meg credits this spirit of activism to her early exposure to different countries and cultures. Her father’s…

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Scenic Heroes: Ellie Kelly

Scenic America Co-Founder is Committed to Conservation and Community Activism Ellie Kelly built her career around community activism and conservation issues—whether fighting for the reform of the Highway Beautification Act or advocating against water pollution. She is one of the co-founders of the Coalition for Scenic Beauty, now Scenic America, and a true scenic hero….

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Honoring the Scenic Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted

2022 Marks the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of the Father of American Landscape Architecture April 26, 2022, will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, one of the leading founders of American landscape architecture. Olmsted was a landscape architect, conservationist, and author dedicated to defeating environmental injustices such as inequality,…

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Scenic Hero: Martha Fuller Clark

A Legacy of Scenic Service When New Hampshire state senator Martha Fuller Clark retired in 2020, she left behind a 30-year record of service as one of the state’s most ardent advocates for historic preservation and scenic conservation. While no longer serving in public office, her commitment to these causes continues today. For her accomplishments…

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