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Join The Effort To Designate 30A As A National Scenic Byway

March 26, 2020 by SoWal Staff

Scenic Walton is looking for your help in nominating Scenic 30A to the National Scenic Byways program.

The Friends of Scenic 30 and their Chairman, Tonia Nation, have been working hard to prepare a submission packet for Scenic 30A, but they urgently need volunteers to help with the process. If you’re willing to help make Scenic 30A a National Scenic Byway, email Tonia today at tonia.nation@yahoo.com. They need letters from the community supporting the Scenic 30A national designation and photos that best represent the Scenic 30A corridor by March 31st.

The National Scenic Byways program has been dormant for years, but thanks to more than two years of hard work by Scenic America and its allies, this program has been revived. Scenic America is the only national nonprofit that helps citizens safeguard the scenic qualities of America’s roadways, countryside and communities.

"Scenic 30A received its state designation through the hard work of the wonderful South Walton community banding together years ago; now we ask for your support again in helping obtain the national designation,” Nation said. “Walton County has so many beautiful resources, and the national designation will help us further preserve the intrinsic environmental resources our beautiful area is known and loved for."

Created in 1991, the National Scenic Byways program is a collaborative effort to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. It brings national and international attention to our country's unique roadways and provides economic benefits to the rural communities they traverse. It has funded 2,672 projects for state and nationally designated byway routes in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

Scenic Walton is an affiliate chapter of Scenic America. Scenic Walton is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization working to preserve and enhance the beauty and safety of Walton County. To learn more, go to www.scenicwalton.org.

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