Scenic America has achieved real change for the country's visual environment in 2018, and we were only able to do it with help from friends like you!
Help us advocate for America the Beautiful in 2019 and beyond!
I've just returned from the National Conservation Training Center in Sheperdstown, West Virginia, where Scenic America co-hosted the National Summit on Gateway Communities with The Conservation Fund. The conference was a great success and will result in a greater focus on visual resources in gateway communities all across the country.
During the summit we were excited to promote a bill that Scenic America helped write this year, H.R. 5471, the "American Gateway Communities Economic Development and Conservation Act," which would fund improvements to scenic resources in municipalities near any of the 417 units of the National Park Service.
Another bill we're currently advocating for would revive the National Scenic Byways Program. This proposal is generating a lot of support and momentum in Congress and we are very optimistic about the prospects of restarting the byways program. We will update you as soon as we have any news on our scenic byways efforts!
These are just a few of our exciting successes this year, but none of this progress would be possible without your support. I ask you to thoughtfully consider a gift to Scenic America as we celebrate a triumphant 2018 and look forward to another great year of scenic victories ahead.
With deep appreciation for your support,
P.S. You can make an even bigger impact by becoming a sustaining supporter! On the donate page simply select "make this a monthly recurring donation!"