Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, protect, promote and enhance the outstanding resources of the 72-mile A1A corridor through NE Florida's coastal counties of Flagler and St. Johns. The organization is composed of volunteer citizens who collaborate with municipalities, government agencies and other civic groups to improve facilities, amenities and promote interpretive stories about the area's intrinsic resources including nature, culture, recreation, archaeology, scenery, and history.
The U.S. Department of Transportation designated the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Highway as a National Scenic Byway in 2002. The 72-mile corridor covers both St. Johns and Flagler counties, spanning from the Volusia/Flagler County Line to the St. Johns/Duval County Line on the east coast of Florida. The Byway is one of 150 National Scenic Byways in the country and one of 26 scenic highways in the state of Florida. The A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway emerged from three Florida Scenic Highways originating in the late nineties: A1A Ocean Shore (Flagler County -south), A1A River to Sea Trail (Flagler County -north), and Scenic and Historic A1A (St. Johns County).
To join Friends of A1A at the single level $35; family level $50; or business level $100, please download and return the Membership Application and mail a check or Sign up and pay online.
We appreciate your support!
Regular meetings are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
AD HOC Committee meetings occur throughout the year.
Postings are listed on the website calendar.
FRIENDS OF A1A - National Scenic Byway
MONTHLY meetings on the last Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m., unless otherwise noticed.
Marge Rooyakkers - President
2020 Meeting Schedule
JANUARY 29, 2020 - 2 pm - City of St. Augustine Beach City Hall - 2020 Annual Meeting and Elections
FEBRUARY 26, 2020 - 2 pm - Coastal Policy Center, Marineland
MARCH 25, 2020 - 2 pm - City of St. Augustine Beach City Hall
APRIL 29, 2020 - 2 pm - Coastal Policy Center, Marineland
MAY 27, 2020 - 2 pm - City of St. Augustine Beach City Hall
JUNE 24, 2020 - 2 pm - Coastal Policy Center, Marineland
JULY 29, 2020 - 2 pm - City of St. Augustine Beach City Hall
AUGUST 26, 2020 - 2 pm - Coastal Policy Center, Marineland - 2021 Work Plan Workshop 1
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 - 2 pm - City of St. Augustine Beach City Hall - 2021 Work Plan Workshop 2
OCTOBER 28, 2020 - 2 pm - Coastal Policy Center, Marineland - 2021 Work Plan Workshop 3 - Final Review & Approval
NOVEMBER 18, 2020* - 2 pm - City of St. Augustine Beach City Hall
DECEMBER 16, 2020* - 2 pm - Coastal Policy Center, Marineland
Meetings usually occur the last Wednesday every month. *Indicates special meeting date.
Other Committees include:
A1A Scenic Byway Mobi Tour (McClure, Anderson TravelStorys App)
Fundraising - other events (Smith, Anderson, Rooyakkers, Samuels, Guido)
Environmental Education Fair/Kids Ocean Day (Samuels, Rooyakkers) May 1, 2020
Super Scenic Garage Sale (Samuels, Anderson) November 21, 2020
Economic Development (McClure)
Facility Improvement Committees (McClure)
Transportation/Safety Committee (Carlson, Smith)
VISIT FLORIDA project committees BOD
Membership (Garcia, Scott, Wadsworth, Carlson)
Board Development, Recruitment (Anderson)
Advertising (Anderson, Rooyakkers)
Friends of A1A promotes projects and programs along the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway communities related to history, cultural activities, recreation, education, safety, tourism and economic development.
"A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from The Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state." 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352).
A1A River and Sea Preserve PRIDE Corridor Management Entity - monthly meetings on the fourth Friday of the month at 9:00 a.m., unless otherwise noticed. Dennis Clark - Chair
Meeting location: 100 Malacompra Road - Community Center
Contact Oceanshore President Linda Provencher (386) 439-8815 for information.
Meeting location: Flagler Beach City Hall, 105 2nd St. Flagler Beach - City Hall Chamber