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New Jersey Committee for the East Coast Greenway

The New Jersey Committee for the ECG consists of volunteers who coordinate route selection and undertake our advocacy efforts to move the Greenway ahead in New Jersey. By building support and partnerships with citizens, public agencies and organizations at the local and state levels, the NJ Committee is helping to get the ECG on the ground, mile by mile.

 

Current Committee Goals
Committee Resources
Support the Effort in New Jersey
Contact Information

 

NJ Committee members and ECGA staff explore the trail in Middlesex County.

 

Current Committee Goals

  • Continue with plans to build additional kiosks along the trail
  • Work on the completion of the Merrill Park/Roosevelt Park segment of the trail
  • Assist in the efforts of the 6th Street Embankment
  • Complete additional trail designations
  • Re-establish office space for NJ-ECG, preferably in a state or county office
  • Continue to work on sources of funding

 

 

 

 

NJ Committee members and partners installed NJ’s first ECG kiosk along the D&R Canal Towpath in East Millstone.

Committee Resources

Support the Effort in New Jersey

Recently the NJ Committee has:

  • Completed 100% of the travel route in the state, with over 40% as designated trail
  • Installed a new Kiosk in East Millstone, NJ
  • Developed a Travel Guide in conjunction with the NJ Department of Transportation
  • Merrill Park Mini-Summit held in September, 2007
  • Statewide Close the Gaps Summit in December, 2007
  • Created a new Trail Guide
  • Added a major new segment between Trenton and Camden
  • Completed new videos of the trail in Cranford and Newark
  • Updated graphics in the kiosks and included QR codes for the videos

The NJ Committee consists of volunteers . Please help the Committee create the ECG in NJ by volunteering your time, becoming a member or sponsoring a mile of trail. With your help, we can become the first state to complete our segment of the East Coast Greenway!

The NJ Committee brought together stakeholders from throughout the state at the 2007 ECG NJ Summit. Photo: Anne Kruimer

The NJ Committee currently needs volunteers to:

  • Contact county and local municipal officials to advocate for the completion of the East Coast Greenway
  • Contact elected officials & local, state and federal representatives asking them to support the ECG and ask them to seek funding to complete it.
  • Organize group rides along the ECG
  • Coordinate ECG trail designations
  • Prepare grant applications
  • Support on the 6th Street Embankment project
  • Aid in developing and distributing the periodic newsletter and distributing
  • Keeping Kiosk(s) up to date
  • Join the Trail Corps
Sponsor a Mile of the ECG in New Jersey

Mile sponsors will have their inscriptions posted on our website and at a kiosk along the route in New Jersey. Learn more.

Become a member of the ECG in New Jersey

By joining, you will automatically become a member of both the national ECGA and the NJ Committee.  Learn more.

The 2000 ECG Wave event in New Jersey.

Contact information and Board Members

 

Mike Kruimer, Committee Chair. 732-287-9447 or email kliner54@optonline.net
David Ascher, Secretary, Trails Committee Member
Michael Dannemiller, Trails Committee Chair
Mike Selender, Trails Committee Co-Chair
Dennis Miranda, Long Range Planning Committee Chair
Dolores Newman, NJ Program Consultant. 201-368-0678 or email new39w@aol.com
Annette Shultz, Planning Consultant
David Ascher
Dolores Newman
Gary Johnson
Gabe Gluck, Union County
Jake Gordon, Cooper Ferry Partnership
D&R Greenway
Matt Johnson, Burlington County
Maria Tranguch, New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Matt Norris, Tri-State Transportation Campaign
Harriette Hawkins, Delaware River Greenway Partnership

Any group that is interested in having someone from the East Coast Greenway (ECG) make a presentation, please call Mike at (732) 287-9447. We have speakers available who will come with materials to hand out and videos to show.

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