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Interested in applying for the Bill Brinton Scholarship? Legal interns/externs would work with Public Trust attorneys on environmental matters. Candidates may be eligible for a $2000 stipend per semester through the Bill Brinton Scholarship Fund. This internship/externship program is in honor and memory of Bill Brinton, one of Northeast Florida’s most effective attorneys/advocates for environmental protection.

Citizens for a Scenic Florida and Scenic Jacksonville are proud to support one Bill Brinton scholarship each per year.  

For more information and to apply, please visit the Jax Digs Trees website by clicking HERE.

Lonely Planet, just listed Jacksonville among the best bargain destinations in the world. Its Best Value list, part of its Best in Travel 2018 effort, puts Jacksonville on a Top 10 list with much more exotic sounding spots in places like Spain, Morocco, Bolivia, Estonia and China.

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Just when you thought they couldn't get any worse, digital billboards -- coupled with artificial intelligence, computers, and roadside cameras -- now present significant privacy issues. "Roadside cameras will read license plates, and powerful computers will make snap judgments based on likely home address, age, race and income level to pitch products or services through the billboards."

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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.    

JACKSONVILLE, FL - April 2, 2016 – The Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission (KJB) hosted an educational fundraiser event on Friday, April 1 to honor local attorney Bill Brinton for his advocacy for the city’s sign ordinance. Brinton was presented with the Jake Godbold Award. The event also recognized site captains, sponsors, volunteers, partners and organizations for their efforts to clean up and beautify Jacksonville during KJB events throughout 2015.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - November 4, 2015 – In front of a large crowd of supporters and local leaders gathered at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Scenic Jacksonville, Inc. and Greenscape of Jacksonville announced a new tree challenge campaign, JAX DIGS TREES. The year-long tree planting campaign seeks to encourage citizens, schools, neighborhood organizations, businesses and civic groups to plant, protect and promote trees.

Scenic Jacksonville joined with Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg, Greenscape of Jacksonville, Inc., City Beautiful Jax, and the Mandarin Community Club, Inc. at a press conference on Friday, January 30, 2015, to call for action by FDOT to address concern arising from adverse impacts to the Jacksonville landscape and the Mandarin community and its residents.

On Wednesday, November 4, Scenic Jacksonville and Greenscape of Jacksonville will cohost an event at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the Tree Charter Amendment.

Report cites growing evidence of dangers from digital billboards along roadways.