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Above: Riding into fall along New Jersey's D&R Canal State Park. 

Dear Greenway Friends,

There has never been a more important opportunity for us to move the East Coast Greenway forward. The people of our country are flocking to greenways at unprecedented levels as they need safe, equitable public space to connect with nature and each other for their physical and mental health. A federal Greenway Stimulus of $10 billion in planning and construction of biking and walking networks would drive strong economic recovery in these tough times. 

Please enjoy the amazing video below showing the fruit of our advocacy paired with skilled construction workers' labor in Salisbury, Massachusetts. And you don't want to miss this national article from Streetsblog asking an important question, "Is a Federal Greenway Act What the U.S. Needs to Recover from COVID-19?"

Together, we can get it done. Your continued donations are needed to keep this effort going strong as we strive toward a healthy, equitable and sustainable future.

Thank you,
Dennis Markatos-Soriano, Executive Director

Last month, a key Greenway connection was put in place in along the Border to Boston Trail in Salisbury, Mass., a bicycle-pedestrian bridge over U.S. Route 1. 

Exploring Boston and beyond with REI
Join Executive Director Dennis Markatos-Soriano, New England Coordinator Kristine Keeney and Greenway partner REI on Thursday, September 24 at 4 p.m. for a FREE webinar event. Learn about the history, vision, advocacy, partnership and passion that drives the East Coast Greenway project. With a focus on the Greenway in Boston traveling north to Maine and south to Connecticut and Rhode Island, we'll help you plan your next Greenway adventure! Register here.

Regional plan signals coastal Georgia growth
Last month’s approval of Bike + Walk Coastal Georgia, a comprehensive regional bicycle and pedestrian plan, has the East Coast Greenway route through the state poised for future growth, greatly enhancing safe places to walk and bike in coastal Georgia. Read more.

Greenway welcomes new trustees
The East Coast Greenway Alliance is pleased to announce Azish Filabi and Vignesh Swaminathan as new additions to its Board of Trustees. Filabi, who was previously a member of the organization’s Advisory Board, and Swaminathan began their terms in September. Read more.

Support East Coast Greenway growth today

We couldn't do our work to connect 450 communities across 3,000 miles and 15 states without the support of our tremendous members and donors.

You can help us create more connected East Coast Greenway sections by joining, renewing or donating online today! 

Quick trips
Looking for exciting East Coast Greenway Itineraries? We have you covered with suggestions from our staff and other Greenway experts. 
The new home of the Greenway Stimulus campaign was launched last month. Learn more about the supporting organizations, sample projects & more.
Support the Greenway in style with goodies from our Greenway Gear shop: multi-use neck gaiters, bike jerseys, T-shirts & more. 
East Coast Greenway in the news

Brian Runkle, Head of Bank Operations for Webster Bank, left, presents a check for $5,000 to Bruce Donald, Tri-State Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway Alliance on the Greenway at Great River Park in East Hartford. Joining them were East Coast Greenway Alliance Ambassadors Barbara Amodio, left and Beverly Duncan, right.
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