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On the Greenway
News and notes for friends of the East Coast Greenway
     
January 2019

Winter sunset on the Greenway at India Point Park in Providence, RI. Photo: Jack Beggs (@jackofallplaces on Instagram)

From our executive director

Saluting a superb 2018, embracing 2019's promise

As the sun sets on another breakthrough year, let's take stock of the amazing progress we've made. You can learn more (below) about the 24 beautiful new segments we added to the East Coast Greenway. By closing key local gaps, many of these segments have the potential to transform their community's health and sustainability. And we've now signed almost two-thirds of the total route, making Greenway adventures more accessible and easier to navigate. Read more



With new segments, Greenway passes 33% complete

The number of miles of East Coast Greenway built as safe, off-road paths jumped in 2018 by 44.4 miles. The 24 new segments are found in 10 states, Maine to Florida. It's an exciting milestone for the Greenway, with more than one third of the route now complete.
Cheryl Ann Welsh, Devin Cowens join staff
Meet our new office manager and summit & events specialist

The East Coast Greenway Alliance recently welcomed two new staff members. Cheryl Ann Welsh (left) joined the East Coast Greenway Alliance late in 2018 as our new office manager, and Devin Cowens (right) joined us in early January in a new position as summit & events specialist. Welsh brings more than 20 years of nonprofit experience in operations, fundraising, and community organizing. She handles bookkeeping, human resources, and general program support. Cowens (right) will manage and measure the impact of our regional summits, bike tours, and other events along the Greenway. Read more



Join colleagues and leaders in Philadelphia April 4-6

Our first-ever Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit features a first-rate program with roundtables, mobile workshops, and inspiring keynotes. Take advantage of early bird registration rates through February 15.
Learn more and register for Mid-Atlantic Summit

Greenway in the news: Media mentions

USA Today included this mention of new Greenway in its December 30, 2018 round-up of news from the 50 states. The accompanying photo is indeed East Coast Greenway — but from Cary, N.C.  
 

Latest section of Spring to Spring trail to open in DeBary, Daytona Beach News-Journal,
Dec. 16, 2018

Work on Murrells Inlet multi-use path set to begin, South Strand News, Jan. 2

New study reveals why biking is a healthy form of transportation, REI blog, Jan. 3

Connecting a final gap along the Charter Oak Greenway, Hartford Courant, Jan. 4

 
Want to keep growing the Greenway?

Your support helps the Greenway keep growing — mile by mile — in more ways than we can count. For starters, your gift helps us maintain and improve our online map for navigation, install more signs for navigation and awareness, and meet with more elected officials and partners to make sure they know about the Greenway and its benefits.
 
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