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July News from Scenic America:
Introducing Our New Photo Contest, A Gold Award from ASAE & More

Calling all photographers: share your best scenic images of cities, landscapes, waterways, and more for our new America the Beautiful Photo Contest. The contest is open to photographers of all levels. The entry deadline is September 14.


Scenic America Wins Gold Award

For the second year in a row, Scenic America earned a "Power of A" Gold Award for excellence in advocacy work from the American Society of Association Executives. The award recognizes our success in securing funding for the National Scenic Byways Program for the first time in nine years.


Celebrating the First Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act

Signed into law on August 4, 2020, the GAOA provides full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. In honor of the anniversary, August 4 is celebrated as Great American Outdoors Day, with free admission to national parks. 


Blog: So just how much electricity do digital billboards use?

In this blog post, Scenic Los Angeles President Patrick Frank argues that digital billboards are more than just a safety threat and a scenic nuisance. They also waste a significant amount of energy. 


Register Now for the 2021 Visual Resources Stewardship Conference 

Registration is now open for the 2021 Visual Resource Stewardship Conference, which takes place virtually October 19-21. Share ideas and discuss issues associated with the assessment and protection of visual resources in an era of major landscape change. Scenic America is an official partner of this event and a featured presenter. 


Virtual Event: An Inside Look at Plans for Houston's Memorial Park

Join our Scenic Houston chapter on August 31 at 8:00 am CST for a free virtual event exploring plans for the future of Memorial Park, featuring prominent landscape architect Thomas Woltz and Shellye Arnold of the Memorial Park Conservancy. Register using the link below. 


Placemaking Spotlight: Oxford, OH

Home to Miami University - considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the country - Oxford's charms appeal to students, families, and business owners alike. 


Scenic Heroes: Bill Jonson

Scenic America's longtime treasurer and Citizens for a Scenic Florida's co-founder and president Bill Jonson has been an unwavering advocate for for scenic beauty for more than three decades. 


Enter Now: 2021 America the Beautiful Photo Contest

Scenic America is excited to introduce a new photo contest highlighting our nation's beauty. We invite photographers from across the nation, of all levels, to show us your favorite photos of scenic beauty in your community for a chance at national recognition. 


Support Scenic America this Summer

Long summer nights, scenic road trips, coastal adventures, and cool mountain getaways give us a deeper appreciation for our nation's scenic beauty at this time of year. Even though it's vacation time for many, we are hard at work protecting our nation's most scenic treasures, and your support is critical to helping us carry out our mission. 


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202.792.1300 | scenic@scenic.org

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