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March 2021 News: A Big Month for Billboards & Byways

We are wrapping up a big month for byways-related media coverage as the newly revived program takes shape. At the same time, we are also tackling new battles on the billboard front. We couldn't do it without your support. Please consider making a gift to help us close out our fiscal year on a strong note. 


Scenic America & Scenic Byways in the News

Following the announcement of the newest byways, Scenic America landed media coverage in top travel outlets such as Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, and more. 


Billboard Battles to Watch
As we watch legislation taking shape on the national stage, we are keeping our eyes on billboard issues going on right now in places like Missouri, West Virginia, and Providence. 


Scenic Texas Speaks Out in Austin Billboard Case

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. 


Place Making Spotlight: Oxford, Mississippi

The southern charmer is known as the home of William Faulkner and Ole Miss. City planners embrace the role that the university plays in the town's culture and development. (Photo: VisitOxfordMS)




Scenic Heroes: Charles Floyd 

When Charlie Floyd passed away in October 2020, Scenic America lost one of its founders and our nation lost one of the most passionate voices against the antics of the billboard industry.



Pedestrian-friendly Underpass Takes Shape in Walton County

Over the past few years, Scenic Walton has worked tirelessly for the development of a safe and scenic underpass in Inlet Beach. The plans came to fruition this week as ground was officially broken on the project. 



Scenic America Board Member Honored in Savannah

Scenic Chatham's Ardis Wood was recently honored by Preservation Savannah as a champion for scenic conservation. 


Celebrating Lady Bird's Legacy

In honor of Women's History Month, check out our new web page honoring Lady Bird Johnson, whose legacy continues to inform and inspire our work for a more scenic America.


New Byways Website Content: State by State Guide to Starting a Byway

We're continuing to add new byways-related content to our website. Our newest page takes you through the process of how byways come into being with links to guidelines for each state. 


Fiscal Year Ends March 31- Give Now

There are just a few days left in our fiscal year. We have scored great wins and we have big plans to protect scenic beauty in 2021 and beyond. Make a gift now to help us close our year on a strong note.


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