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Branding Survey Winner

Congrats to...

Tonya Blades,
Greater Nashville
Regional Council
Barbara Tyson,
Talimena Scenic
Drive Association

on each winning a $100 gas card for your next byway adventure!

National Scenic Byway Foundation
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APRIL  2015

Dear Friend,


I enjoy the change of seasons.  I love the spring colors, warmer weather, and more daylight hours.  I seem to have a little extra energy.  I've planted the vegetable garden.  Plants are sprouting and taking root.  I'm grateful to see buds on a few trees I planted last fall.  A few small successes inspire me to take on more.


I've always enjoyed road trips and byways, especially in the spring.  Have you traveled your byway lately?  Have you traveled it from the perspective of various types of travelers?  I've driven some byways straight through, the entire length on one trip.  I've taken day trips along a portion of a byway.  I've driven portions of a byway on multiple trips; yet when grouped together, I've driven end-to-end.  My experiences vary.  What I see.  Where I stop.  What I learn.  My memories.


Perhaps you might find it helpful to travel your byway with different perspectives in mind, whether it's what I've just touched on or something entirely different.  You and other volunteers might travel your byway separately.  Each individual or group of individuals could view and experience the byway from a particular perspective or frame of reference.  Everyone could note what might improve or enhance his or her experience.  Comparing notes may help you take a fresh look at your current priorities and think about what's next.


A few changes may improve the visitor experience.  A few small successes may inspire you to take on more.


Best regards,

Rob Draper

Chair, National Scenic Byway Foundation

Around the Country -

Transportation Reauthorization


The U.S. Department of Transportation has sent its proposed six-year Grow America Act to consider for reauthorization.

Gary Jensen with the Federal Highway Administration has advised us that the bill does not include any funding or any provisions affecting byways eligibility (for Transportation Alternative Program funds).  Regardless, we continue to encourage you to reach out to your legislators and inform them of any improvements or changes you would like them to advance, as Congress continues to seek ideas and suggestions for transportation reauthorization.         

Foundation Webinar Opportunity
May 6, 2015

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2015 Conferences and Events

    • IPW - May 30-June 3, 2015         Orlando, FL
    • Foundation Webinar - May 6th   Online
      Constant Contact - details soon
    • Byway Leader Training -            Millersburg, OH
      August 23-26, 2015
    • Past Forward Conference          Washington DCNovember 3-6, 2015

Registration now open:
Byway Leader Training

The National Scenic Byway Foundation is offering BYWAY LEADER TRAINING to inform, educate and convey the fundamentals of leading a byway program or organization. This learning opportunity is designed to answer implementation questions and offer practical strategies to successfully achieve and support the goals of your byway. The training will take place in Millersburg, Ohio on August 23 - August 26, 2015. Presenters include Deborah Divine, Sally Pearce, Chris Sieverdes and Sharon Strouse. Contact Sharon Strouse for additional information regarding the application process and availability of housing, transportation and
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National Scenic Byway Foundation Mission and Vision

The mission of the National Scenic Byway Foundation is to provide leadership to empower, strengthen and sustain byways.
The vision of the National Scenic Byway Foundation is that Byways
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