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E-M:/ SENATOR TOM GEORGE RECEIVES SCENIC MICHIGAN 2007 SCENIC HERO AWARD



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      Contact:  Abby
Dart
                                                           Scenic Michigan
                                                           231-347-1171



                           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, founded in 1996, is a statewide 501 (c) 3 whose mission is
to preserve,

protect, and enhance the scenic and aesthetic character of Michigan
communities and

roadsides.  Scenic Michigan is an affiliate of Scenic America.

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