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January News from Scenic America

Scenic America is off to a strong start this year in our work to protect and preserve our nation's scenic beauty. We have an ambitious agenda, and we simply can't do it without your support. Read on to see our latest news and consider making a gift to help advance our work even further. 


Billboard Facts: See How Your State Stacks Up

Which states have the most billboards? Which states have the most billboards per capita and per highway mile? We've created new billboard facts by state pages to show how your state compares. 


Why Aren't There Billboards in Alaska?

The simple answer: Alaska is just too beautiful. In this article, the Anchorage Daily News dives deeper into the topic to find out how Alaska came to be one of four states to ban billboards. 


Scenic Virginia Chief Wins Garden Club Award

Scenic Virginia Executive Director Leighton Powell received the Garden Club of Virginia's Dugdale Award in recognition of her tireless work to preserve Virginia's scenic vistas and to catalog the Commonwealth's beautiful landscapes in a comprehensive viewshed inventory.


Billboard Battle Heats Up in San Jose

The San Jose City Council will vote on February 15 on a proposal to end the city's long-time ban on digital billboards despite widespread public opposition. A group of activists, No Billboards San Jose, has been urging residents and business owners to speak out against this plan. The group scored a victory last as the San Jose Airport Commission recommended that the council deny permits for two such signs near the airport. 


Scenic Picks for Winter Wandering

If you're a fan of snow and cold weather fun, check out these scenic byways that are perfect for seasonal exploration during the wintertime. 


The Importance of Place

"Change is inevitable, but the destruction of community character and identity is not...Communities can grow without destroying the places and things people love." Ed McMahon explores the importance of place in this blog post for Main Street America.


Scenic Heroes: Sally Oldham

From historic preservation to transportation policy,  former Scenic America president Sally Oldham built a career focused on innovation and collaboration with scenic priorities at the forefront. 


Placemaking Spotlight: New Paltz, New York

With its distinct natural beauty and location close to New York City, New Paltz is a magnificent example of a beautiful and lively historic town that embraces strong placemaking principles.



Support Our Work in 2022 & Beyond

Scenic beauty has never been more important. We need your help to protect what's most special about our communities. Your gift to Scenic America makes a significant impact, and we are grateful for your support. 



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