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April 23, 2014 (Wells, Maine) – The Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization committed to the creation of a trail stretching from Kittery to South Portland, will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 15, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Old Marsh Country Club in Wells, Maine.

This year’s meeting will feature guest speaker Carl Knoch, Northeast Trail Development Manager for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. In Maine, Carl has shared his expertise with advocates for the Eastern Trail, the Mountain Division Trail, and especially the Down East Sunrise Trail. Most recently, he provided guidance to the ETA as it developed its 2014 Economic Impact Study. Carl is personally leading the development of the Heritage Rail Trail in York County, Pennsylvania.Carl’s talk, True Confessions of a Trail Builder, will be followed by a question and answer session.

The Annual Meeting of the ETA is an opportunity for members of the community to meet our speaker and the officers and trustees of the ETA and the Eastern Trail Management District. Attendees can expect to learn more about the mission of the ETA while enjoying complimentary light refreshments. Following the meeting, all attendees are invited to join us for a select dinner of varied choices, all at very reasonable prices.

All are welcomed to join us. To RSVP, please contact the ETA at or 207-284-9260.

When completed, the Eastern Trail will connect the Piscataqua River in Kittery with Bug Light on Casco Bay in South Portland with a 65-mile, mostly off-road greenway. The Eastern Trail follows the route of the historic Eastern Railroad, the first rail line connecting Boston and the Portland area. It extends through 12 communities in York and Cumberland counties. The Eastern Trail is the Southern Maine portion of the 2,900 mile East Coast Greenway, which stretches from Key West, Florida to Calais, Maine.

The Alliance welcomes opportunities to tell groups about its dream. To schedule a no-cost Eastern Trail slide show, send an e-mail to or call the ETA’s office at (207) 284-9260. For more information about the Eastern Trail check