Jacksonville to Host East Coast Greenway's Southeast Summit

January 27, 2020  
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East Coast Greenway Alliance to Host Second Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit in Jacksonville, FL April 1-4.

Leaders and advocates for active transportation and greenway and trail development will gather April 1-4 in Jacksonville for the East Coast Greenway Alliance’s second Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit.
Registration for the event is open at early bird rates through Jan. 31. Agency and public sector attendees can register for $150, while private sector employees can sign up for $200. The discounted student rate for the event is $65. Click here to register.
Highlights of the 2020 Southeast Greenways and Trails Summit will include:

  • A dynamic keynote from 8 80 Cities founder Gil Penalosa on Friday, April 3, at the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center.
  • An opening panel of local Jacksonville leaders entitled “Preservation Project Jacksonville at 20: Activating the Nation’s Largest Urban Park” Thursday, April 2, at the Haskell Building.
  • Thirty-plus dynamic breakout sessions, roundtables and more presented by greenway and trail professionals on topics ranging from trail planning and design to funding to partnerships on Friday, April 3, at the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center. Click here for full schedule details.
  • Nine mobile workshops throughout the First Coast region on Thursday, April 2, with first-hand trail and infrastructure exploration via foot, bicycle, kayak and more. Click here for full schedule details.
  • An open streets event, featuring a 5-kilometer run, along the East Coast Greenway in Neptune Beach on Saturday, April 4.

“Our team has developed a top-notch program for the Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit in Jacksonville, and we are looking forward to hosting leaders and trail advocates from the southeast and beyond,” says Dennis Markatos-Soriano, East Coast Greenway Alliance executive director. “Trails and greenways are good for the environment, good for our health, bring economic development and build community engagement. We have many passionate Greenway supporters in the First Coast region, and this event gives us the opportunity to explore strategies for further advances.”
Hundreds of attendees from the southeast and beyond will attend the event. Full event information and event registration is available online.

About East Coast Greenway Alliance: The non-profit East Coast Greenway Alliance leads the development of a walking and biking route stretching 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida. The East Coast Greenway is designed to transform the 15 states and 450 communities it connects through active and healthy lifestyles, sustainable transportation, community engagement, climate resilience, active tourism, and more. Learn more: greenway.org