No matter how much time you have, or whether you’d rather ride your bike or write a letter, there are so many ways that you can help make a big difference for the East Coast Greenway.
A young volunteer in Connecticut installs signage along the ECG to help travelers find their way. Photo: Bill O’Neill.
Get involved with your state committee!
Our volunteer state committees are always looking for dedicated people to help with their changing and on-going needs. Supporting local trails, writing letters, attending events and meetings, route field checks – these are all examples of things state volunteers do to advance the ECG and their local trails.
ECG Ambassadors are our Super Volunteers. This pilot program for New England provides materials and training to volunteers who then go out and spread the word about the ECG in their communities.
Get on your bike, strap on those walking shoes, and help us keep an eye on our route! Trail Corps members proof cue sheets and inspect our route in their state.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Tell others about the ECG. The more people who know about it, the faster we can get it done!
Work to get your local trails built. The ECG is made up of local trails, so the efforts you make to help build trails in your community will help the ECG as well.
Ask your local officials to complete the ECG in your community. They hear it from us, but if you live there it will mean that much more coming from you!
Write a letter to the editor of your local paper. Get the word out to the whole community! Check out our Advocacy Toolkit for sample letters.
Get out on your favorite trail! Increased trail use puts all trails a little higher on your local, state, and federal governments' radar screens. It's good for you, and it's good for the East Coast Greenway!__