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 and Florida's second All-American Road in 2021. 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 57 All-American Roads in the America's Byways collection across the United States, and one of 27 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.
Bill McClure - President
2022 Meeting Schedule
JANUARY 26, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL - Annual Meeting
FEBRUARY 23, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL
MARCH 29, 2022* - 8 am - 5 pm - Guy Harvey Resort, St. Augustine Beach, FL - FSHP Annual Meeting. A1A All-American Road Dedication Ceremony 5:30-6:00 pm at Bridge of Lions (Public Event)
APRIL 27, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL
MAY 25, 2022 - Cancelled
JUNE 29, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL
JULY 2022 - No Meeting
AUGUST 31, 2022 - 10 am - 4 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL: 79 Mala Compra Road, Palm Coast, FL
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 10 AM - NOON: FDOT Florida Scenic Highway Program District Two, District Five Scenic Byway Coordinators Public Meeting. 1 PM - 4 PM: Friends of A1A Board of Directors Annual Retreat & Training, 2023 Work Plan Workshop (In-Person ONLY)
SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL - Cancelled - (Hurricane Ian)
OCTOBER 26, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL - 2023 Work Plan Workshop 2 - Final Review & Approval
NOVEMBER 30, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL
DECEMBER 7, 2022* - 2-5 pm - Friends of A1A Board of Directors Holiday Gathering
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 (Anderson, Rooyakkers)
Environmental Education Fair/Kids Ocean Day (Samuels, Streater, Rooyakkers) April 22, 2022
Super Scenic Garage Sale (Samuels, Anderson) November 19, 2022
Economic Development (McClure, Belhumeur, Goodman, G. Hansen, Dean)
Facility Improvement Committees (McClure, Belhumeur, G. Hansen, Dean)
Transportation/Safety Committee (Clark, R. Hamilton, Goodman, Belhumeur)
VISIT FLORIDA project committees BOD
Membership (Trice, R. Hansen, Samuels)
Board Development, Recruitment (All)
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).
Subcommittee Meeting location: 79 Mala Compra Road - Hammock Community Center