From our executive director: 2017 starts strong

Last month, Amanda Mae Renkel shared this shot on Instagram (@maesmilesandmusic) of her run on the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, SC, as she discovered the East Coast Greenway.

The Greenway is off and running toward some amazing progress and impact this year. Our two main programs for 2017 are heating up: 50 diverse organizations have signed on as partners for the 3,000-mile East Coast River Relay, with more to come, and our first-ever Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit (October 1-3) has already attracted 20 partner organizations and sponsors. I’m excited to see what these initiatives can accomplish. They will be a key complement as we focus our greenway advocacy on the local and state level from Maine to Florida.


Thank you to the dozens of wonderful volunteers who applied to be part of our Ambassador program and the dedicated state committees and other volunteers who help our project thrive. Together, we will keep our momentum strong through the rest of this ambitious year, celebrating the many successes along the way.


To a healthy & sustainable future,



Dennis Markatos-Soriano

Executive Director


Read more of our April 2017 newsletter, On the Greenway