The East Coast Greenway Alliance hosted a compelling conversation on Thursday, May 14, with Dean Moss of the Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail in Beaufort, South Carolina, and City of Myrtle Beach Planner Kelly Mezzapelle. Moss, Mezzapelle and our Georgia & South Carolina Coordinator Brent Buice will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting coastal South Carolina parks and greenways, efforts to make sure all communities get the physical and mental health relief that is needed and the impact this global economic and health crisis will have on East Coast Greenway segments moving forward.
About Kelly Mezzapelle, AICP, Planner, City of Myrtle Beach: Kelly Mezzapelle has and undergraduate degree with a double major in marketing and real estate from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Winthrop University. Having moved around a lot as a kid, she experienced firsthand a variety of living environments, from rural to suburban to urban and developed an early interest in how the interweaving of public and private spaces create an overall community. Mezzapelle has been a planner with the City of Myrtle Beach for 23 years, where she strives to create a pedestrian and bicycle network that benefits commuters, athletes and those who just want to go outside and play.
About Dean Moss, Volunteer Executive Director, Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail: Dean Moss is the former General Manager of the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority who has spent his entire professional career, and the focus of his active retirement, working with water and land conservation activities. In addition to being the Founder and Volunteer Executive Director of the Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail, he is also actively involved in the Port Royal Sound Foundation as well as the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. He, along with all of the supporters of the Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail, is passionate about connecting our neighborhoods, conserving our unique water and nature preserves, cultural features, and historic sites for the enjoyment of all who live and come to the Lowcountry.
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