June 2010

In This Issue...

Special Summer Membership Appeal from the Executive Director:

Investing in the transition away from offshore oil

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The June e-newsletter is the only month completely devoted to our membership renewal campaign.

ECG News Online is a publication of the East Coast Greenway Alliance.

Dennis Markatos-Soriano: Executive Director

Kitty Carter: Office Manager

Herb Hiller: Southeast Region Consultant

Mike Oliva: Mid-Atlantic Regional Trail Coordinator

Eric Weis: Trail Program Coordinator

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Greetings from ECGA Executive Director, Dennis Markatos-Soriano

You Make Everything Possible

Dear Friends of ECGA,

Thanks to your contributions last year, our greenway grew 14.7% in 2009. And the 5+% growth to-date this year was made possible by the 1000+ people who in 2010 have already renewed - thank you!

For those who haven't yet given this year, can you help us guarantee that 2010 becomes an equally amazing year of greenway construction and development?

Please renew your membership or join today by either responding to our recent membership renewal reminder by mail or online at: greenway.org/membership.php

If you didn't receive the letter with a return envelope, you can send a tax-deductible donation made out to the "East Coast Greenway Alliance" and mail it to:
27B North Road
Wakefield, RI 02879

There is no better way to build the foundation of an oil-independent future than to establish a safe and accessible East Coast Greenway. The people and wildlife of the Gulf of Mexico and beyond need us to redouble our effort. Together, we can transition away from oil and achieve a clean energy future that lowers costs and benefits public health.

Thus far, renewal contributions have allowed us to end our staff furlough this summer. And recent gifts helped us effectively reach media and federal leaders in early 2010 that led to US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood's endorsement of the East Coast Greenway as a cost-effective transportation investment! He quoted my May Op-Ed that ran in over 15 newspapers nationwide in his daily blog here:

Please help us maintain the financial health that will guarantee continued progress.

Onwards to a healthy and sustainable America!

Dennis Markatos-Soriano

PS - Please call us at (401)789-4625 if you have any membership questions. And if you have any friends or family who you think may be interested in joining the East Coast Greenway Alliance, please forward this note to them. Thank you!

Photo by Steve Rosenbaum & Jerry Markatos

Quick Event Spotlight:

July 9-11 are the dates for this year's Maine Bike Rally held in Brunswick, ME. The East Coast Greenway Alliance is a co-sponsor of this event led by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, the Merrymeeting Wheelers Bicycle Club, and the Casco Bay Bicycle Club! We'll be tabling there and hope you are able to join this gathering in lovely Maine this July. Details available at: mainebikerally.org

Photo courtesy Maine Bike Rally

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ECG News Online is a publication of the East Coast Greenway Alliance, a national not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting the establishment, preservation, sound management, and safe use and enjoyment of the East Coast Greenway, a 3000-mile, continuous route linking seaboard cities and towns from Maine to Florida. It aims to be 100% traffic-free.

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