Scenic America Partners with 2021 VRS Conference

This year Scenic America is a partner organization with the 2021 Visual Resource Stewardship Conference. The conference, hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Utah State University’s department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, aims to foster innovation and connections between academia, practice, NGOs, and government agencies who work to address…

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Scenic Heroes: Bill Jonson

Carving Out a Scenic Legacy in Florida and Beyond When Bill Jonson paid his first visit to his current hometown of Clearwater, Florida, he was immediately struck by the clutter along the highways that greeted his arrival. The Wisconsin native had just flown into Tampa to explore the possibility of relocating to central Florida to…

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Scenic America Wins the 2021 ASAE “Power of A” Gold Award for the Second Year in a Row

2021 Award Recognizes Work to Secure Funding for the National Scenic Byways Program Scenic America is proud to announce its selection as a “Power of A” Gold Award winner by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The award recognizes Scenic America for its advocacy work, which delivered dedicated funding to the National Scenic Byways Program…

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Placemaking Spotlight: Oxford, Ohio

Recognized as the #1 Best College Town in America by Forbes, Oxford, Ohio, is brimming with new ideas and charm. Home to Miami University, the Village of Oxford was incorporated in 1830 when the population hit about 700, and in 1970 it became a full-fledged town after adopting a charter form of government.  Originally Oxford…

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America the Beautiful Photo Contest Entry Page

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Scenic America Accepting Applications for Fall 2021 Internships

Scenic America is now accepting applications for Fall 2021 internships in Communications and Development, and Policy, Advocacy, and Research. Interns can work in-person in our Washington, D.C. office or virtually from their home or university. As a growing nonprofit organization, Scenic America provides interns with a hands-on, practical experience in communications, research, advocacy, fundraising, and…

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2021 America the Beautiful Photo Contest

Calling all photographers! Scenic America is in search of your best photographs that showcase what’s unique and beautiful about our nation and where you find beauty in your community. Our inaugural America the Beautiful Photo Contest kicks off on July 27, 2021. This is an opportunity for photographers of all levels to show off their best…

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Scenic America Scores More Victories in Congress

House Passes Surface Transportation Bill with Funding for Byways and Support for Undergrounding and Gateway Communities Scenic America landed additional legislative wins this month as the surface transportation reauthorization bills moved through the House and Senate. Three out of our four strategic priorities are included in the final House bill, which passed the House of…

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Placemaking Spotlight: Montclair, New Jersey

One of North New Jersey’s most highly-regarded towns balances nature and city adventure Rooted in Essex County, the town of Montclair was founded in 1868. As the railroad industry grew, Montclair evolved from a commuter stop on the way to New York City to a tourist destination of its own. Named after the French term…

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Scenic America Supports Communities on Billboard Issues

With billboard battles heating up in communities across the country, Scenic America is lending its support to affiliates and activists as they face changes to signage codes and other intrusions. Scenic Houston is currently urging residents to speak out against a proposal to erect 50 new digital LED billboards along its freeways. If the proposal…

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