Scenic America


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Scenic America

Address:1634 'I' St NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20006

Phone:202-638-0550
Fax:202-638-3171
Web: www.scenic.org
Established: 1978. Description:Dedicated to preserving and enhancing the natural beauty and distinctive character of America's communities and countryside. Works with citizens and elected officials to reduce billboard blight, maintain the scenic nature of highways and byways, and promote scenic conservation easements and community design guidelines. Members: 6,500. Dues: $25/year.
Publications: Viewpoints (3x/year); free to members.

See other parks in District of Columbia.
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We are excited about the support in EPW today for the National Scenic Byways Program, said Mark Falzone, president of Scenic America. We are grateful to Senators Collins and Cardin for their leadership on this important issue.
In a statement this October regarding Scenic America, Inc.
- Margaret Lloyd, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Scenic Texas and Scenic America
These signboards, research shows, distract drivers more than any other type of sign, said Mary Tracy, president of Scenic America, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and enhancing the scenic character of America's roadways and communities.
NLC joined a diverse coalition, led by Scenic America, a national organization for scenic conservation, to defeat a proposed amendment that would have damaged the federal Highway Beautification Act.
There's a sense that you could be anywhere," says Meg Maguire, president of Scenic America, a Washington, DC--based nonprofit that tracks billboard proliferation.
footnote: Elizabeth Brabec, "On the Value of Open Spaces," Scenic America, Technical Information Series, Vol.
They banded together as the Westside Neighbors Association to halt or at least alter the project, holding meetings and fund-raisers and inspiring the national group Scenic America to name Old Stage among America's 10 most endangered scenic byways of 1994.
She joined forces with Spencer Lee, an intelligent, articulate lawyer and environmental activist from Albany, Georgia, who serves on the national board of Scenic America. Remarking on the billboard industry's greed, Lee said, "From fattening the pig, they went to slaughtering the hog!"
As digital billboards become more prevalent, the Scenic America organization seeks to curtail their use.
Scenic America has published "Fighting Billboard Blight: An Action Guide for Citizens and Public Officials," a comprehensive, step-by-step handbook that helps individuals and groups develop action plans to halt billboard proliferation.
Latest into Kelly's mailbox: reproof from Meg Maguire, president of Scenic America, a Washington, D.C.-based outfit that tries hard to rid the highways of unsightly billboards, thus permitting travelers to savor the buffalo-free expanses of landscape beyond.