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News from Scenic America

Fall is in the air across the country with cooler temperatures and vibrant colors on the way. As we enjoy the season's beauty, we also send our support to communities impacted by Hurricane Ian and other recent events. Read on for news and developments, and don't miss your chance to register for the 2022 Scenic Symposium, coming up in just a few weeks.


Scenic Symposium: Last Chance to Register

The 2022 Scenic Symposium is just a few weeks away in Nashville, TN. Don't miss the chance to connect with scenic colleagues and learn more about issues impacting communities across the country, from utility undergrounding to EV charging & more.


A Boom in Cannabis Billboards

With recreational marijuana now legal in 19 states, dispensaries are turning to outdoor advertising, raising scenic and public health concerns.


#FightTheBlight: Share Your Not-So-Scenic Photos

As we work to keep our nation beautiful, we become more and more aware of blight in our communities. Share with us the streetscapes and landscapes in your community and across the country that are in most need of attention. Your photo could be featured on our social media feeds and on our website. 


Placemaking Spotlight: Socorro, New Mexico

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re taking a closer look at Socorro, New Mexico, where Native Pueblo cultures, Spanish architectural influences, natural beauty, and an influx of technology shape the community.


Scenic Heroes: Marge Davis

As president of Scenic Tennessee and co-host of the 2022 Scenic Symposium, Marge Davis brings her experience as a writer, advocate, and creative force to help shape conservation in the Volunteer State and beyond.


Utility Undergrounding Grant Application Window Extended

The application period for the electric grid resiliency grant program included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law enacted last November has been extended to March 23, 2023. The $2.3 billion grant program provides funding to states, territories, and Indian tribes to support programs such as undergrounding. Scenic America advocated for this provision to be included in the legislation


Byways Spotlight: Quirky & Surprising Scenic Road Trips

While opportunities to view fall foliage inspire many seasonal road trips, autumn also brings the chance to check out some of the nation’s most interesting, and perhaps surprising, scenic byways.


Let's Keep America Beautiful

With your support, we can help communities across the country realize the health and economic benefits of scenic beauty, now and in the future. Your gift makes a difference.


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