Work Continues on Walton County Inlet Beach Underpass

Crews are making steady progress on the $5.6 million Inlet Beach underpass project, which is moving swiftly toward its projected completion date of May 2022. Construction is currently underway on the foundation for the northernmost retaining wall, which will provide earth retention and stability for the new ramps connecting U.S. 98 to the entrance of…

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Florida’s New “30A” License Plate to Help Keep
Walton County Scenic

Florida drivers will soon have the chance to help preserve Walton County’s scenic beauty while showing their love for the 30A lifestyle brand by purchasing a new 30A specialty license plate. Developed through an innovative partnership between 30A and Scenic Walton, the tag features 30A’s famous sunshine logo set against a silhouette of Western Lake,…

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Scenic Walton Partners with Local Groups on Oyster Lake Beautification Project

Scenic Walton is teaming up with the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC), the Green Thumb Garden Club, and Trees on the Coast on a beautification project designed to make Oyster Lake an even more inviting destination for locals and visitors alike. This tree and vegetation planting effort is designed to enhance the scenic beauty of…

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Supreme Court to Hear Austin v. Reagan

On November 10, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case with critical implications for the Highway Beautification Act. City of Austin v. Reagan Advertising considers whether regulation of billboards (“off-premise” signs) violates the First Amendment rights of advertising companies. The final ruling is expected in early 2022. The docket is posted here. Scenic…

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Scenic Pittsburgh to Present Award to Ligonier

November 6 Ceremony to Highlight the Borough’s Scenic Accomplishments Pittsburgh, PA–Scenic Pittsburgh, a nonprofit focused on protecting and preserving the scenic resources of southwestern Pennsylvania, will present a scenic award to the Borough of Ligonier on Saturday, November 6.   Scenic Pittsburgh will present the Community Scenic Achievement Award to Ligonier Saturday at 12:30 p.m….

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More Fall Foliage Picks from Scenic America Fans & Followers

Last month, we asked our newsletter subscribers to share their favorite places to see fall foliage. Here’s a list of scenic spots to check out on your next leaf-peeping adventure, many of which feature national and state scenic byways. Fall Finds in New England It’s no surprise that a region that’s nearly synonymous with fabulous…

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Placemaking Spotlight: Virginia City, Nevada

From boom to bust and back, this quirky mining town stays true to its roots. In the mid-1800s, settlers flocked to the area that would become the town of Virginia City, Nevada, after miners discovered a huge vein of silver nearby. After following a boom-bust-boom cycle over the course of more than a century, the…

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Scenic America Decries Tree Cutting in Providence

There are currently no laws prohibiting outdoor advertising companies from cutting down publicly owned trees just to make their billboards more visible. Trees and vegetation are planted along our highways for good reason; they protect adjacent neighborhoods and businesses from noise, dust, light, runoff, and other undesirable byproducts. Congress needs to stop putting the interests…

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Scenic Heroes: Ruth Becker

Environmental Pioneer Gave Scenic America its First Home A native of Philadelphia, Ruth Becker was a leading force in environmental issues in her home state before taking her passion to the national stage as a co-founder of Scenic America. A career in conservation was always in the cards for Ruth. She graduated with honors from…

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What 5 things can you do right now to make your community more scenic?

Here are a few ways you can act today, where you are, to champion the unique scenic values of YOUR neighborhood.

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