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December News from Scenic America

With just a few weeks left in 2021, Scenic America is sending you our warmest wishes for a safe and happy holiday season. As you review our latest news and updates, we hope you will share our excitement about our recent progress and remember Scenic America in your plans for year-end giving. 


Scenic Victory: LA Postpones Vote on Bus Shelter Program

Our Scenic Los Angeles chapter scored a big win in its effort to stop the city's plans to install 800 new bus shelters with digital ad screens. The Department of Public Works voted this week to postpone the program. 


Scenic Heroes: Kathryn Welch Howe

From New York to Los Angeles, Kathryn Welch Howe has been a champion for adaptive use, historic preservation, and for cities that are biologically sound, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling. 


Placemaking Spotlight: Olympia, Washington

This coastal capital with a blue-collar past has its sights set on the future with a host of environmentally friendly initiatives in the works to complement its thriving arts, culture, and dining scenes. 


ICYMI: Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Austin v. Reagan

On November 10, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in City of Austin v. Reagan National Advertising, a case that considers whether billboard restrictions violate the First Amendment rights of advertising companies. A decision is expected by June 2022. 


ICYMI: Winners of 2021 America the Beautiful Photo Contest Announced

In November, Scenic America announced the winners of its inaugural photo contest. View the full gallery of winners and honorable mentions for some scenic inspiration. 


Your Year-End Gift Makes an Impact

From national advocacy efforts to grassroots community action, Scenic America works tirelessly to keep our nation safe and beautiful for all people and communities. But we can't do it without your help. Consider making a year-end donation to support us in the year ahead. We're counting on you.  


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202.792.1300 | scenic@scenic.org

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