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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

Events:

Rides

Manhattan Loop Ride – 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT) New York, NY

Sign up for rides here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/o/east-coast-greenway-alliance-2079141823

Trenton to Philadelphia Loop Ride – Information coming soon

 

Partner Walks

Freewalkers

TR2NB40 – Great Canal Walk – 2015

April 11, 2015 from 7am to 9pm – D & R Canal – Trenton to New Brunswick

The beTween Walk – 2015

April 18, 2015 from 8:30am to 1pm – New Brunswick Train Station to Metropark Train Station

NJ2NY50 – The Big Walk – 2015

May 16, 2015 from 6am to 10:30pm – Metropark, Iselin NJ to Penn Station New York

Register for Freewalker walks at http://freewalkers.org/events/event/listUpcoming?page=2

Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy

April 26             Bayonne Golf Club

May 17              West New York/Guttenberg/North Bergen

June 7                LSP South/Liberty Golf Club/Port Liberte

June 28              Bayonne – Dennis Collins Park

September 13   LSP North/Liberty Marina

September 27   Edgewater South

October 18         LSP Central/Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island

Contact walks@hudsonriverwaterfront.org for more information

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

Current Committee Goals

  • Create an off road trail from Jersey City to Newark
  • 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
  • Complete connections from Trenton to Camden
  • Connect Middlesex Greenway to New Brunswick
  • 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 Committee Members

Megan Massey, New Jersey Committee Co-Chair. 201-217-5137 mmassey@hcnj.us
Matt Johnson, New Jersey Committee Co-Chair
Michael Dannemiller, New Jersey Committee Adviser
Dolores Newman, NJ Program Consultant. 201-368-0678 or email new39w@aol.com
Annette Shultz, Planning Consultant
Jennifer Laurita, LAB, LCI
John Boyle, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Dorothy Kieu Le, Rutgers University
Chris Linn, DVRPC
Cyndi Steiner, New Jersey Bike Walk Coalition
Gabe Gluck, Union County
Jake Gordon, Cooper Ferry Partnership
Jay Watson, D&R Greenway Land Trust
Matt Johnson, Burlington County
Olivia Glenn, New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Matt Norris, Tri-State Transportation Campaign
Maureen Crowley, Embankment Preservation Coalition
David Ascher

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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