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News from Scenic America

It's hard to believe that 2022 is nearly behind us. We're proud of all that we accomplished with support from friends like you. Read on for our latest news and updates as we look ahead to 2023, and please keep Scenic America in mind in your year-end giving plans. We have an ambitious agenda ahead of us and your support makes a difference. We wish you all the best for a safe, scenic, and happy holiday.


Drone Advertising Raises Scenic Concerns

With advertisers taking to the air to use drones to promote their products and services, communities may soon face decisions about how much of their skies should be for sale.


Scenic Symposium Presentations Now Posted

The slide presentations from our 2022 Scenic Symposium are now available. Video recordings will be posted in the coming weeks. Thank you to all who attended this year’s event.


Scenic Heroes: In Memory of Carroll Shaddock

Scenic America joins its Scenic Houston and Scenic Texas affiliates in mourning the loss of Carroll Shaddock, a visionary leader and a true scenic hero. As a founder of Scenic Houston and former chair of Scenic America, Carroll’s contributions to the scenic conservation movement are tremendous.


In Case You Missed It: Winners of 2022 Photo Contest Announced

Scenic America announced the winners of its 2022 photo contest last month. Check out their beautiful and inspiring captures featuring scenic sites from across the country.


Challenges and Opportunities Discussed at 2022 Place Making Institute

Leading figures in the community placemaking movement gathered for the second in-person meeting of the Placemaking Institute in November, discussing matters critical to shaping community character.


Reflections on Nashville

Scenic America Chairman Emeritus Ronald Lee Fleming, FAICP, shares his perceptions of the promises and possibilities that await in Nashville following the 2022 Scenic Symposium.


Happy Birthday, Scenic Byways!

The Intermodal Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) was signed into law on December 18, 1991. The legislation established the National Scenic Byways Program. The first designations were announced in Septermber 1996. Learn more about the history of the National Scenic Byways Program.


Time is Running Out: Tell Congress to Fund Byways

Congress is continuing its work on the FY 23 appropriations bill, with resolution expected by the end of the year. We need your help NOW. Tell Congress that byways need robust funding.


Help #FightTheBlight. Send Us Your Ugly Photos.

We're on the lookout for images that remind us of the impact that billboards and other forms of blight have on our environment. Share your not-so-scenic images with us to help us demonstrate why beauty matters.  


Help Us Create a More Scenic America in 2023

With just a few weeks left in 2022, we're facing an ambitious agenda in the new year as we work to protect our nation's scenic beauty for all people. But we can't do it without your help. Make your year-end gift today. 


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202.792.1300 | scenic@scenic.org

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