East Coast River Relay

On Thursday, August 24th, the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance will be launching its 15-state, two-month East Coast River Relay with a ceremony with Passamaquoddy tribal leaders followed by a canoe regatta with the Schoodic Riverkeepers. The launch will take place at the Wabanaki Cultural Center in Calais. The public is invited to attend.

At 3,000 miles, the East Coast Greenway is the country’s longest connected biking and walking route, traveling through 15 states and 450 cities and towns from Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida. To date, 32 percent of the route is on protected, traffic-free paths. The nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance works with partners at every level — from federal and regional officials to state committees, local officials and legions of dedicated volunteers — to bring this people-powered route to life.

The East Coast Greenway Alliance is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017 with the East Coast River Relay, a series of public events beginning August 24 in Calais, Maine, at the Canadian border and ending in Key West, Florida on October 30. The goal of the 60-plus River Relay public events is to build awareness and appreciation of our natural features, particularly the many critical watersheds that the East Coast Greenway connects, by encouraging more people to enjoy the outdoors and the Greenway. To learn more, visit greenway.org/river-relay.