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NEW Michigan Sign Regulation Guidebook is Available for Purchase Now!
Please contact your state representative and tell them to support HB 5580. HB 5580 will place a two year moratorium on the conversion of existing billboards to digital billboards in Michigan until the Federal Highway Administration
completes a major safety study. Click here to learn more about HB 5580.
UPDATE: Thursday, March 11, 2010 the Great Lakes and the Environment Committee will be voting HB 5580.
Scenic Michigan Presents 2007 Hero Award to Senator Tom George
Scenic Michigan presented the 2007 Scenic Hero Award to Senator Tom George (R-Kalamazoo) at the Capitol on September 12, 2007. The award is given to individuals or organizations that make a significant and lasting contribution to preserving and protecting the scenic character of Michigan’s roads and communities.
According to Scenic Michigan President Bethany Goodman, “Senator Tom George sponsored legislation, which was signed into law by Governor Granholm in December of 2006, that prohibits new billboards in Michigan and caps the numbers of billboards in Michigan at existing levels. Senator George is truly a Scenic Hero for his longstanding commitment to protect the view from the road. We commend Senator George for the enactment of this legislation which is so valuable to all who appreciate Michigan’s outstanding scenic beauty and seek to protect this beauty for future generations.”
Scenic Michigan Presents 2007 Hero Award to Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association
Scenic Michigan has presented the 2007 Scenic Hero Award to the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association. Accepting the award for the Association, was Adam Satchwell, President of the Leelanau Vintners Association and the winemaker for Shady Lane Cellars. The award is given to individuals or organizations that make a significant and lasting contribution to preserving and protecting the scenic character of Michigan’s roads and communities.
According to Scenic Michigan President Bethany Goodman, “The Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association are true scenic heroes for their commitment to not participate in billboard advertising to promote their wineries. The Association believes that to preserve the scenic beauty of the Leelanau Peninsula, residents and visitors to their wineries deserve a view from the road that is not marred by the blight of billboards. Instead, they have chosen to promote their world-class wineries through other means, such as an excellent website and many media publications. We commend and applaud their vision and hope the Vintners will set an example for businesses throughout Michigan.”
More Scenic News
- 4th Annual Waterfront Wine Festival (June 2009)
- Appeals Court Decision: Sign Size Limitation Okay (Aug. 2004)
- Lamar's First Punch to Elmira Township (Aug. 2004)
- Pellston Couple win billboard lawsuit (Feb. 2004)
- Senator George announces legislation to preserve Michigan’s natural beauty (Dec. 2003)
- EPIC/MRA Statewide Survey (Fall 2003)
- Senate Declares April 22, 2003 Scenic Michigan Day (Apr. 2003)
- George Amendment Bans FIA Billboards (Apr. 2003)
- Rohe: Group Offers Advice on Billboard Control (Feb. 2003)
- Retired Librarian Takes On MDOT, Legislature over Billboard Law (Dec. 2002)
- Wayne County Circuit Court Upholds Livonia's Billboard Ban (Jan. 2002)
- Michigan Supreme Court Unanimously Empowers City of Holland to Ban New Billboards (May 2001)
- Supreme Court Rules City of East Lansing Doesn't Have to Pay for Billboard Ban (July 2000)
- Supreme Court Decision in Adams v. East Lansing (July 2000)