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August News from Scenic America

As summer winds down, Scenic America launched a new educational mission, partnered on a viewshed registry project, and landed another award from the American Society of Association Executives. Meanwhile, billboard issues advanced in communities across the country with mixed results. Read on for more news, and take note of the deadlines fast approaching for our photo contest and scenic symposium. 


Scenic America Wins Power of A Award for Advocacy

For the third year in a row, Scenic America has earned a Power of A award from the American Society of Association Executives, taking home a silver award for our work securing scenic priorities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 


New Agents of Discovery Mission Explores Scenic Conservation in DC

Our latest mission on the Agents of Discovery app-based educational platform highlights scenic conservation in Washington, DC, by exploring the Tidal Basin.


Tennessee Vistas Project Captures State's Best Views

Scenic Tennessee has launched a new crowdsourced initiative to identify, preserve, and restore the state’s most scenic views. We’re looking for your suggestions of the state’s most scenic vistas, as well as its landscapes in most need of beautification.


Inflation Reduction Act Brings Wins for Scenic Beauty

President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law this month. This sweeping legislation package will deliver significant investments to programs that protect and enhance our nation's scenic beauty and visual character. Scenic America applauds Congress and President Biden for seizing this opportunity to create a more scenic and resilient nation.


Billboard Updates from Coast to Coast

In August, coastal communities in New Jersey, California, and Connecticut put the brakes on billboards, while another Connecticut town okayed a new digital billboard conversion.


Funding Opportunities for Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program Announced

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration recently announced $100 million in awards and notice of funding for another $125 million for the FY 22 for Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects. The application period remains open through October 24, 2022.


A Proposed New Scenic Byway Designed with EVs in Mind

Four Midwest governors have joined forces to make the scenic drive around Lake Michigan more accessible to drivers of electric vehicles looking for scenic road trip opportunities.


Scenic Heroes: John Hock

Scenic America Board Member and Scenic Missouri President John has worked to protect the beauty of the Show-Me State for more than 30 years.


Placemaking Spotlight: Florence, Alabama

This northwestern Alabama town is a hotspot for music and history, with a thriving downtown and an eye on the future.



2022 Scenic Symposium: Early Registration Discount Ends Sept. 6

Don’t miss our annual conference, featuring leading speakers, networking opportunities, and on-the-ground learning on the latest issues in scenic conservation. The conference takes place Oct. 19-21 in Nashville. Early registration ends September 6.


Reminder: Submit Your Entries for the America the Beautiful Photo Contest

Share your best photos of your favorite scenic spaces for a chance at national recognition. Our 2022 America the Beautiful Photo Contest closes on September 6. 



We're Counting on You

Threats to the scenic qualities of our communities are always looming, and we need your help to stay vigilant in the fight for scenic beauty. Make a donation today. 



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