Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail – History
FDOT Coordinator for Florida Scenic Highway Program gave short
overview of the program. Anne Wilson, Chair of the group then known
as North Flagler Scenic Highway, and Charles Helm, Chair of the
group then known as Flagler Beach Corridor, provided background
information on how their groups attained Florida Scenic Highway
designation. Joe Jaynes elected as Chair of the new Corridor
Advocacy Group (CAG.) Recording Secretary and Corresponding
Secretary elected. Committees formed to write by-laws and prepare
Letter of Intent.
CAG met to begin process of preparing application for designation as
Florida Scenic Highway for The Loop roads – Old Dixie Highway/N
Beach Street, Granada Blvd, John Anderson Drive, Highbridge Road and
Walter Boardman Lane.
Group officially adopts name of “Ormond Beach Scenic Loop CAG
Historic Ormond-By-The-Sea Scenic Trail CAG (representing SR A1A
from Granada Blvd north to Flagler County border) is also soliciting
bids from consultants who will prepare FSHP application.
Historic Ormond-By-The-Sea Scenic Trail CAG officially joins with OB
Scenic Loop. We adopt new name of Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail CAG.
Corridor is now a figure-8 loop which includes A1A, the original
Loop roadways and Pine Tree Drive canopy section.
A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway (combination of several CAGs &
CMEs to the north) holds ribbon-cutting ceremony in Marineland to
celebrate their joining together under one umbrella. They invite OB
Scenic Loop to join their umbrella when we receive designation.
Application for designation submitted to Scenic Highway Advisory
Board for review.
Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail is officially designated as a Florida
Scenic Highway. Organization becomes a Corridor Management Entity
Approximately 550 people attend the OSLT Designation Celebration at
Tomoka State Park. Mayor Costello, County Council Representatives
Carl Persis, Andy Kelly and Joie Alexander participated.
Application submitted to Federal Board for designation as National
Work is completed on 15+ month project to create and install
interpretive signs at trailheads on Walter Boardman Lane and Pine
Tree Drive, within Tomoka State Park. New trail cleared and foot
bridge constructed at Pine Tree Drive which leads to
newly-constructed wildlife viewing platform on Summer Pond.
Projected funded by partner Halifax River Audubon. All work
completed by volunteers.
Mary Price and
Karon & Joe Jaynes travel to Washington DC to accept National Scenic
Work begins on creation of educational sign at trails ends in
Wildflower seeds are planted on Highbridge Road near entrance to
Smith Creek Landing at North Peninsula State Park
Application for tax exempt status submitted to IRS
OSLT holds first public forum with introductions by CME Chair, Mayor
of Ormond Beach and County Council representative. Two speakers
discuss salt marsh restoration and prescribed burns to educate the
Florida Department of Transportation produced a video about
Florida's scenic highways which includes a section on the Ormond
Scenic Loop and Trail.
One-mile multi-use paved trail running through oak hammock in
Tomoka State Park and parallel to North Beach Street segment of
corridor opens to the public. This extends the sidewalk from
Inglesea to the park entrance.
Private dedication ceremony for Woodham Woods Trail in memory of
Tomoka State Park Manager and OSLT Board member, Benny Woodham.
North Peninsula State Park & St. Johns Water Management District
begin Phase 4 of salt marsh restoration on John Anderson Drive.
Earlier restoration phases show return of native wildlife and