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

Cyclist on Ellerbe Creek Trail in Durham, NC

From our executive director

Summits: Why it's important to get together

The greenways and trails movement is no different from most other sectors in the fact that relationships matter. At the East Coast Greenway Alliance, we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach as we team up with hundreds of outstanding partners at the local, state, and federal level. Mostly these partnerships entail dozens of emails, phone calls, and one-on-one meetings. But from time to time, it's good to get together. Join us as we connect with and inspire each other at our first-ever Mid-Atlantic Summit in Philadelphia next month. Read more

'21st Century Parks and Public Space: What’s Next?'
New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver (right) opens our Friday program at the Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit with a look at parks and open spaces of the future. The immediate past president of the American Planning Association, Silver is known for his creative thinking and innovation while elevating the value of planning in the 21st century. 

Read: The NYC Parks Commissioner on 'the Experience of Place'

NYC Parks Commissioner talks policy, parks, and breaking down barriers

Don't wait to register! We've kept the cost low: Summit registration is $150 for public sector employees, $200 for private sector, and $65 for students.
Register for Mid-Atlantic Summit
Dozens of breakout sessions will follow Silver's address on Friday. Our lunch program features Pennsylvania  Conservation & Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Dunn and Patty Elkis, planning director for Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Consultants with NV5 and Econsult will introduce a new report measuring the East Coast Greenway's impact in the Delaware Valley.

Mobile workshop offerings for Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning include two bus trips to check out developing trails, a walk along the Schuylkill Banks, a few bike ride choices, a clean-up of Schuylkill Banks, and a walk from Camden to Philadelphia.

Summit schedule overview
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Five Mid-Atlantic leaders kick off podcast series
Deputy Director Niles Barnes has kicked off the Greenway's podcast series by sitting down with five partners in the Mid-Atlantic region. In our first five episodes, meet:
  • the manager of Philly's bike share program
  • a key philanthropist who believes greenways make us all better stewards of the environment
  • an econometrics specialist who helped quantify the impact of the Greenway in the Delaware Watershed
  • a planner and engineer who is designing a number of the region's trail systems
  • a planner working to ensure that gaps in the trail network get closed. 
Help wanted: Greenway coordinators for FL, NC & VA

We're seeking regional coordinators for the state of Florida and for Virginia/North Carolina. The two full-time positions hold responsibility for all aspects of greenway development, state committee and volunteer engagement, and some fundraising tasks. The right candidates will grow, support and empower our volunteers in the region and must be able to travel frequently within their region for meetings and events. Work will include data collection, field investigations, and performing technical and GIS data analysis.

Application deadline: March 15. Learn more and apply

Rob Callaghan and his son, Tom, cycled the East Coast Greenway from Boston to Daytona Beach, FL, and wrote about it for Cycling UK.

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