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News from Scenic America

As the summer gets underway, we invite you to get out and explore our parks, byways, and public lands. We also urge you to mark your calendars for our 2022 Scenic Symposium, which takes place October 17-19 in Nashville. Registration is now open via the links below. Read on for more updates on undergrounding, electric vehicle charging stations, and other scenic concerns. Thank you for your support!


New Data Shows Increase in Traffic Fatalities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released grim statistics showing a 10.5% increase in traffic fatalities in 2021, underscoring the need for safer roadways and fewer driver distractions.


Undergrounding Resources Available in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

This extensive legislation includes three provisions to support communities interested in solutions to bury their utility infrastructure. Details about the new $5 billion program to support this effort are slowly emerging.


Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure & Scenic Concerns

The growing number of electric vehicles on the roadways presents both an opportunity and a challenge for scenic conservation.


Nature and Mental Health

With summer on the horizon, it's an important time to consider the connections between nature and mental health.


FHWA Posts FAQs for Byways Grants

The FHWA has posted FAQs to assist applicants for the National Scenic Byways Program 2022 Grants Program. Applications are due June 20.



Register Now for the 2022 Scenic Symposium

Registration is now open for Scenic America's 2022 Scenic Symposium, Oct. 17-19 in Nashville. View the schedule and reserve your spot now.


Scenic Heroes: Meg Maguire

Scenic America's third executive director brought storytelling savvy and a spirit of activism to help drive the organization forward.


Placemaking Spotlight: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Home to the oldest public university in the U.S., Chapel Hill's history and impact go beyond its Tar Heel traditions and connections.


Sign Regulation and Community Impact

Main Street America's Ed McMahon explores how sign control can impact a community's appearance and economic competitiveness.


Support Our Work

Scenic America is grateful for friends like you who understand the value of scenic beauty and seek to make a difference in your community. Your contributions make our work possible. Thank you for supporting us.


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