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The mission of Scenic Jacksonville is to preserve, protect and enhance the scenic character and beauty of Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Latest News & Issues

  • Scenic Jax Celebrates Billboard Removals
    Scenic Jax Celebrates Billboard Removals August 31, 2016 -- Following years of litigation over billboards, Scenic Jacksonville and Outfront Media amicably worked out a new agreement with positive outcomes for many Jacksonville neighborhoods.  One neighborhood in particular is in close proximity to Douglas Anderson School for the Arts (DA), just east of I-95 and south of downtown Jacksonville.    
  • City Council Approves Tree Bill for Public Schools
    City Council Approves Tree Bill for Public Schools August 23, 2016.  Jacksonville City Council unanimously [19-0 vote] approved Ordinance No. 2016-487 that authorizes the draw down of monies from the Charter Tree Trust Fund and the Ordinance Tree Trust Fund to provide for the planting of native shade and understory trees at or near all 160+ public schools in Duval County. At the time of passage the measure had 18 co-sponsors. The planting activity will be accompanied by environmental educational curricula being developed by the Duval County Public Schools. 
  • Anna Brosche Champions Tree Bill in Coordination with Scenic Jacksonville
    Anna Brosche Champions Tree Bill in Coordination with Scenic Jacksonville July 26, 2016.  Council Member Anna Brosche introduceD legislation championed by Scenic Jacksonville and Duval County School Board Chair Ashley Smith Juarez to utilize dormant tree trust funds to plant trees ar all Duval County public schools and to broaden ordinance trust fund language to mirror the Charter trust fund language to allow tree planting on any public property. Greenscape will be involved in management. The effort is part of the #jaxdigstrees celebration that began in November 2015 to honor the passage of the Tree Amendment fifteen years earlier.  As the City Council Liaison to the Duval County School Board,…
  • Hon. Matt Schellenberg Receives Scenic Advocate Award from Scenic Jacksonville
    Hon. Matt Schellenberg Receives Scenic Advocate Award from Scenic Jacksonville April 28, 2016.  Scenic Jacksonville honors Councilman Matt Schellenberg at his Town Hall Meeting with a Scenic Advocate Award for 2015-2016. The award was presented for his untiring devlotion to the scenic charcher to Jacksonville’s highways and roadsides.
  • Scenic Jacksonville Addresses Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
    Scenic Jacksonville Addresses Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce June 24, 2016.  Scenic Jacksonville Board Member Robert Meek, a partner and trial lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, addressed the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Board about the activities of the organization. Noting that beauty is good for business, Mr. Meek and fellow Scenic Jacksonville Board Member John Corse highlighted the organization’s major plans and activities, including a goal of coordinating with others to develop a plan over the long term to bring the city’s overhead utilities underground.  Scenic Jacksonville is produc to be a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

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