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Chris Thompson, President & CEO Brand USA, Roger Dow, President & CEO of U.S. Travel Association, and Mayor of DC Muriel Bowser visit with NSBF representatives Stacy Brown, Drew Alberti, and Patricia McNally
Report: IPW 2017 Washington D.C.
On June 4-7 IPW 2017 was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. The National Scenic Byway Foundation (NSBF) was invited to participate as a part of the Great Outdoors USA group, or "Federal Row," representing a variety of federal organizations and partners at the travel industry's premier international marketplace. Stacy Brown of Boom or Bust Scenic Byway, Drew Alberti of Lakes to Locks Passage, and Patricia McNally formerly of America’s Byways participated as delegates at the U.S. National Scenic Byways Foundation booth. (Click to read more.)
Join Us For A UGRR Conference!
The National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NTF) Program and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference will co-host a conference in 2017, in honor of the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Maryland. The conference....(Click to read more.)
Where: Various locations in and around Cambridge, Maryland
NSBF Issues 2016 Annual Report
Read the full report here. Below is the introduction:
In 2016, the National Scenic Byway Foundation continued to focus on providing ‘Tools, training and support for byway leaders.’ The Foundation’s website at nsbfoundation.com was updated, and it continues to be the place for news, resources and connections to byways and byway leaders.
2016 also marked the 25th anniversary of the National Scenic Byways Program. This report highlights several of our key programs and events, including the Scenic Byways 25! congressional reception. All of this work was made possible by our all volunteer board and committee members, as well as the financial support of our members. Memberships not only support our programs, but help to demonstrate to state agencies, DOTs, and federal legislators that byway communities value the National Scenic Byways Program and the work of the Foundation.
If you are not already, I personally encourage you to become a member, and let us know how we can better serve your byway. Also keep in mind that the Foundation has volunteer and leadership opportunities available at all commitment levels. Maintaining a vibrant national byway community requires a two-way street of support for byways and from byways.
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National Summit for Gateway Communities
The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service put a spotlight on the iconic parks that Americans love and cherish. It also directed attention to the need to invest in America’s gateway communities, which welcome and serve the needs of visitors and residents drawn to the magic of our public lands.
Scenic Byways 25!
On Tuesday evening, December 6th, byway supporters joined Congressional leaders to recognize and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Scenic Byways Program. The Scenic Byways 25! event was held in Washington, DC at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. Congressional Hosts for the evening were David Cicilline (RI-1), Ted Poe (TX-2), John Delaney (MD-6) and Sam Farr (CA-20). The reception was sponsored by the National Scenic Byway Foundation, Scenic America and the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. Read more...
Latest Information From Byways Around The Country
Be sure to check Foundation News for the latest information from byways around the country, including the Every Kid in A Park Pass campaign, information about the Cascade Loop’s National Ford Magazine and Florida’s St. Augustine’s 450 celebration of history along AIA Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway.
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