Celebrate Florida Scenic Highway Day on 30A

March 2, 2010

Events in Santa Rosa Beach include presentation Mar. 26 and tours of Scenic 30A Mar. 27

Almost two years after being designated as a Florida Scenic Highway, Walton County’s Scenic 30-A corridor is more vibrant than ever. After officially earning designation as a Florida Scenic Highway in May of 2008, Scenic 30-A has continued to work towards improving the overall traveling experience along the corridor. With continuous support and assistance from local residents, state and local government representatives, business owners, and community organizations, this 28.5 mile corridor will celebrate its natural, cultural, historic, recreational, archeological, and scenic resources during Florida Scenic Highway Day.

In celebration of this exceptional corridor the Friends of Scenic 30-A will be hosting an opening ceremony for Scenic Highway Day, Friday evening March 26, 2010 at the Walton County District 5 office located at 70 Logan Lane in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m (CST). During this opening ceremony, a short documentary on Coastal Dune Lakes will be shown following a brief presentation about the Florida Scenic Highway Program. That evening and the following day, visitors can stop by the office to pick up brochures, educational materials, and other information about Scenic
Highway 30-A.

On Sat. Mar. 27th, visitors can tour the Scenic Highway on buses that will depart from the office. Additionally, many local businesses will be offering specials and discounts to Scenic Highway Day participants. Overall, everyone is invited
to Bike or Hike Scenic 30-A…and see it in a different way.

For more information regarding Scenic Highway Day along Scenic 30-A, contact Vivian Shamel, Citizen Planner, Walton County Planning and Development Services at 850-267-1955 or email: shavivian@co.walton.fl.us

For more information about the Florida Scenic Highways Program, contact Ray La Fontaine,
District Scenic Highways Coordinator, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT),
District Three, District Environmental Management Office at 850-415-9507.

For information on the Scenic Highway Programs, visit the following websites: