The Florida East Coast Greenway is a community of people interested in enjoying, building, protecting and promoting the East Coast Greenway in Florida.
The Florida Committee consists of East Coast Greenway Alliance members and additional volunteers. It partners in trail-building advocacy with government agencies at municipal, county and state levels, with nonprofit companies, with donors and sponsors. In addition it helps direct and support work of the Alliance’s staff consultant for Florida, represents the Greenway Alliance at appropriate events and otherwise helps market the Florida Greenway, and represents the Florida Committee to the Alliance Trail Council.
As of the end of 2012, ECGA had about 2,200 current members. Membership is highest in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, where ECGA has been established the longest and there is a higher population density.
The purpose of this Florida ECG Community site is to increase community activity in Florida in order to
- facilitate communications and strategic planning among the Florida Committee, the East Coast Greenway Alliance, partners, and creates a public information exchange for media and the public at large
- represent the Florida East Coast Greenway in event planning and other purposes for donors and sponsors
- provide a platform for gaining new members and effective leaders
*Designated XX miles of the East Coast Greenway, including the last car-carrying public ferry and a water taxi that links Fernandina Beach with St. Marys Georgia (temporarily disconnected).
*Signed X miles of the Florida East Coast Greenway.
*Initiated the first comprehensive tourism trails website in America: www.visitflorida.com/trails.
*Initiated the five-county 260-mile St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop now more than half complete, under construction, funded or in planning.
*Hosted the fall 2011 general membership meeting of the Greenway Alliance in Stuart.
*Co-produced the first Sustainable Authentic Florida Conference.
*Facilitates an initiative focused on fitness, health and economic development through the overlapping Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and East Coast Greenway between St. Augustine and Wilmington, NC.
*Facilitates rural economic development along the Palatka-St. Augustine State Trail, a portion of the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop.