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News from Scenic America

In July, Scenic America scored big legislative wins by securing $30 million in funding for scenic byways in the House and by stopping progress on a dangerous billboard amendment. The Senate is now taking it up. We also kicked off our 2022 photo contest. See more details below and enter your best photos by September 6. We are grateful for your support and partnership.  


Scenic America Releases 2021-22 Annual Report

Our 2021-22 report highlights Scenic America's accomplishments and milestones, including wins in the infrastructure act, a Supreme Court victory for scenic allies in Austin, awards, and more. 


House Approves Funding for Byways

On July 21, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a six-bill appropriations minibus package which includes $30 million in funding for the National Scenic Byways Program.


Scenic America Stops Billboard Amendment

Scenic America continues its diligence in protecting the nation’s safety and beautification efforts by working quickly to ensure that an amendment filed on H.R. 8294, the six-bill appropriations minibus, was stopped. The amendment would have kept the Federal Highway Administration from enforcing the Highway Beautification Act (HBA).


Grant Application Window Opens for Federal Undergrounding Support

The U.S. Department of Energy has opened the application window for its $2.3 billion grant program to help states and tribes to improve the resiliency of their power grids. The application deadline is September 30, 2022. 


Enter Now: 2022 America the Beautiful Photo Contest

Scenic America's photo contest is back. Share your favorite photos of scenic spots across the country for a chance at national recognition. The deadline to enter is September 6. 


Placemaking Spotlight: Bozeman, Montana

A lively western town, Bozeman celebrates its community character while wowing visitors and locals with its stunning mountain views.


Scenic Heroes: Jazz Lewis

A tireless force for positive change, Jazz Lewis is helping to create a more vibrant, scenic, and liveable community in central Prince George's County, MD.  


The Importance of Green Spaces 

Green spaces deliver a variety of benefits to communities, while their absence leaves something missing. Learn more about why these assets are important.


New Super-Sized Billboards Coming to Toronto?

In a blow to scenic beauty and traffic safety, the Toronto City Council approved applications for super-sized digital billboards, despite public opposition to the plan. 



Register Now for the Scenic Symposium

You won't want to miss the 2022 Scenic Symposium, October 19-21 in Nashville. The two-day program will cover topics like byways, signage issues, viewshed protection, placemaking, EV charging infrastructure, and more. Early registration ends September 6.


You Can Make a Difference

We've got an ambitious agenda ahead of us, and we're counting on friends like you to help us. Every dollar makes a difference in our work to keep our country safe and scenic. 



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202.792.1300 | scenic@scenic.org

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