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April 2021 News:
A New Educational Platform, Scenic Legislation Developments, Byways News & More

This month marks the launch of Agents of Discovery: Scenic Conservation for everyone-- our newest educational platform. Learn more about this new app-based game, find out more about Marion Fuller Brown's lasting legacy, and discover placemaking principles in Columbia, MO.


Introducing Agents of Discovery

Scenic America partnered with Project Green Schools to launch a new interactive educational app-based game. Designed for use in the classroom or on location in Pittsburgh's Point State Park or Bradenton, Florida, the game challenges students to think critically about scenic conservation issues. 


Scenic-Friendly Legislation Advances
As billboard battles play out in places across the nation, Scenic America applauds beauty-friendly developments in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania and progress on Texas' bid for a state byways program.


Updates from Scenic Ohio

The City of Austin is taking a case against Reagan and Lamar Advertising to the Supreme Court. Austin's sign code only allows digitization for on-premise signs. The advertising firms claim that this infringes on first amendment rights. Scenic Texas joined other like-minded organizations in an amicus brief to support the sign code. 


Placemaking Spotlight: Columbia, MO

Located in the heart of the Show-Me state, Columbia embraces its role as an iconic college town and a cultural destination, with an eye to the future. 




Scenic Heroes: Marion Fuller Brown

A lifelong champion for scenic beauty, Marion Fuller Brown played prominent roles on the local, state, and national levels to affect policy change and inspire the friends and family who carry out her legacy. 



Underpass Groundbreaking Attracts Enthusiastic Crowd in Walton

Approximately 100 people gathered in Walton County for the groundbreaking of the Inlet Beach Underpass-- a project championed by Scenic Walton. Work is now underway to help this scenic improvement take shape. 



Scenic Michigan Releases New Sign Guidebook

Scenic Michigan has released an updated version of its signage handbook-- a go-to resource about local sign regulation as communities consider the legal defensibility of their existing sign regulations and make needed updates.


Art on Billboards: Not Worth It

Scenic Los Angeles President Patrick Frank shares his views on why art installations on billboards are wrong for communities. 


Washington Post Invites Readers to Explore the Newest Byways

The Washington Post called on Scenic America to contribute to its roundup of scenic road trip recommendations on the newest All-American Roads and National Scenic Byways. 


Support Scenic America

From protecting trees to removing billboards to promoting byways, Scenic America has an ambitious agenda, and we can't do our work without your support. 


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