Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway Newsletter
October 2013
Editor Danielle Anderson
In This Issue
Featured Articles
With tourism on the rise, saving the beaches are vital to the economy.

First Coast News Vilano Beach


Beach Erosion could cost First Coast millions...


Friends of A1A Board Member Vivian Browning discusses the impact erosion is having on Vilano Beach and the potential costs to taxpayers.

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Events at a Glance
"I Dig Worms"
October 17, 7:00 p.m.
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
Oceanwise, An Evening for the Estuaries
October 19, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
GTM Reserve, Ponte Vedra
$50 donation
Folio Weekly's Octoberfest 2013
October 19, 6:oo p.m.
(21 and up)
St. Augustine Amphitheatre  $25
"River to Sea" Hike
October 22, 9-11:00 a.m.
GTM Reserve Marineland
Wine with Friends
October 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hammock Wine & Cheese Shoppe $10
We appreciate your generous gifts and contributions to Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway!

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As you may have noticed a few things about Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway have changed over the past few months.
A new Board of Directors, new energy and a host of events designed to engage lovers of the byway and nature.
We have now changed our method of communication to Constant Contact.  We hope  this will provide a flawless system complete with links to articles and events, quick links for area information and a space for you too.
Please take a few minutes and click through the newsletter.  We hope everything you could want to know will be conveniently at your fingertips!

 Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway
(904) 540-0402


This special section of our newsletter is dedicated to YOU, the reader.  Each month we will feature a story or experience about the A1A Scenic Highway and Coastal Corridor right here for you to enjoy.


Family events, a road trip or even something interesting on the way to your destination, we want to share it with the over 4,000 readers subscribed to this newsletter.


Just email your submissions to or sallie_o'


The hidden beauty of the corridor can be the best kept secret on Florida's east coast!

Ready for November!   
Something for Everybody...
Sunday, November 3rd is the Spoonbills & Sprockets Cycling Tour. Featuring the Scenic and Historical Byways of Flagler and St. Johns Counties, the 32, 70 and 100 mile tours have something for everybody!  Starting at the Marineland Policy Center in the heart of the Town of Marineland, riders will enjoy the beauty of the coastline as they cycle the area.  Join Friends of A1A for this amazing event and stay for the cookout afterwards!   


For the shopper, bargain hunter and those who love good eats, the 5th Annual Super Scenic 72 Mile Garage Sale is here! Calls have come in all year after the incredible success of last year's event.  People from all over Florida are anticipating this year's shopping extravaganza which offers local vendors with new products, garage sale items (many of the 20 stops benefit charities) and sumptuous fresh market and restaurant items.  Starting in Ponte Vedra and ending in Flagler Beach, you will want to be a part of the experience on November 16th!   (Did we mention raffles for thousands of dollars in vacation packages?)
Click HERE for information and raffle tickets!
Our newest map is in development and opportunities to showcase your business are available! Give us a call for more information about the "Business Partner Program" and      "Crew of 72".
We are excited about the new format and ability to communicate more efficiently with readers.  Please feel free to offer feedback and send in pictures and stories about YOUR experience on the A1A Scenic Highway.
We will look for you around the way!


Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway
2175 Mizell Rd
St. Augustine, Florida 32080
(904) 540-0402

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