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2018 City Beautiful Essay Contest Winners

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  Last spring, Scenic Michigan and Keep Michigan Beautiful partnered together in a pilot project aimed at engaging high school students on the topic community design and placemaking. The City Beautiful essay contest, open to all high school juniors and seniors in Flint and Cheboygan, asked students to think and…

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2018 City Beautiful Essay Contest

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Scenic Michigan and Keep Michigan Beautiful are pleased to announce the launch of our City Beautiful Essay Contest.  Each year, Scenic Michigan and Keep Michigan Beautiful plan to reach out to high school students around the state with the question “Does the appearance of your city matter?”.  We want to…

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Scenic Michigan Hires New Executive Director

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Scenic Michigan’s board is excited to announce that Erica Briggs has been hired to serve as Scenic Michigan’s new Executive Director. Briggs comes to Scenic Michigan with an extensive background in nonprofit management, transportation and land use policy, communications, legislative affairs, and policy analysis. “I am thrilled to be working...
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President’s Message—Good News, Bad News

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The good news is that with the help of a major donor, we are completing a Michigan scenic road inventory, the first of its kind. These are roads that have already been designated scenic by some state or local agency. The work is being done by the Land Information Access…

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City of Livonia receives Scenic Hero Award

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Award given to those who make a lasting contribution to preservation of scenic character Each year, Scenic Michigan presents the Scenic Hero Award to individuals or organizations that make a significant and lasting contribution to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the scenic character of Michigan’s roads and communities. This year, Scenic Michigan…

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What’s in Your Sign Ordinance?

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Excerpt reprinted with permission from, “What’s In Your Sign Ordinance?”, which appeared in the November 2016 issue of Township Focus magazine, from the Michigan Townships Association. Signs are protected by the constitutional right to free speech because they express a message—even if that message is only the time and date…

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Share Your Scenic City Photo Contest

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Scenic Michigan is holding a photo contest! Submit a picture of your attractive community on Scenic Michigan’s Facebook page or email to info@scenicmichigan.org by April 15, 2017. Please provide a brief description of the location and why you chose it. Look for locations that highlight the beauty or scenic character…

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Pellston Couple Win Billboard Lawsuit

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Billboard owner ordered to remove it. It took Elaine and Harold Sevener of Pellston nine months of diligent research and thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees, but they won their battle against the firm that has owned and maintained a double decker billboard on their property opposite Pellston Regional Airport…

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