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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Legislative Victory: H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act (formerly the INVEST in America Act) Passes the House

On July 1, at 5:23 p.m., H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, passed the House by a vote of 233-188 – a moment that marked a huge victory for Scenic America and all those who care about our nation’s scenic resources. It’s hard to overstate the importance of the Moving Forward Act when it comes…

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Legislative Victory: The Great American Outdoors Act is Now Law

On Tuesday, August 4, at 11:13 a.m., the President signed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) into law. GAOA provides full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and provides major funding toward maintaining our National Parks and other federal lands. For those who have been following the intense efforts by…

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Our Statement on Why Black Lives Matter

To our Friends and Supporters – At Scenic America, we need to acknowledge that people across the nation are feeling deep pain and frustration right now as a result of racist violence in our communities. The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have joined a staggeringly long list of people of…

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Nominations now being accepted for new National Scenic Byways

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has officially opened the nomination process for the first new round of National Scenic Byway nominations in twelve years. This exciting development is the direct result of more than two years of hard work by Scenic America and our allies to revive an important program that brings national and international…

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Scenic America accepting applications for Summer 2020 internships

Scenic America is accepting applications for Summer 2020 internships in Communications & Development and Policy, Research and Advocacy.  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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U.S. Capitol Building
First Time in the Senate: an Intern’s Perspective

by Sloane Jacobs, Scenic America intern As I stood waiting to enter the meeting room where the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee was meeting on the morning of June 18, I couldn’t help but wonder what the experience was going to be like. My fellow interns and I were here to watch debate…

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