It takes a community to build a trail. Then the trail returns the favor.” – Charlie MacInnis
Our mission is to advance, advocate, support, promote and protect the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop (SJR2C) multiuse Florida SUN Trail and active, equitable mobility in its corridor and connecting trails. The Alliance is headquartered in Deland, Fl with leadership from five counties; Volusia, Brevard, Putnam, St Johns and Flagler. The Alliance assists area governmental units in development, planning and prioritization; promotes environmental, cultural and historical awareness of trails and nearby communities; and helps develop additional linkages and a network of connecting trails and bikable/walkable public places. The Alliance advances our mission through communication and events. We coordinate with governmental agencies that build the Loop and those at the county and municipal level responsible for integrating the trail into how we live where we live, including objectives of health and fitness, household economy, environmental protection, and social equity. The St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 tax exempt association formed on July 26, 2016.
The nonprofit St. Johns River-to-Sea-Loop Alliance will help enable completion of the off-road paved five-county SJR2C Loop trail by 2025. The Loop will become one of the most popular touring regions of Florida, inspiring residents and attracting visitors and new residents, and will connect people and communities and stimulate locally resourceful economic development along its entire 260-mile route. The Loop will become a model for active transportation and for place-focused tourism. The Alliance will become a model for stimulating local, regional and global involvement, support and promotion of trail planning, development and use, and nurturing partnerships other organizations that share our mission and vision.