The Kenny Mile
was a beloved landscape architect in the community he served, as well as a board member of East Cooper Land Trust. He made positive impacts in the community since starting his first firm thirty-five years ago. He left his mark on the community through his beautiful and thoughtful designs.
Kenny lost his difficult battle with brain cancer on May 6, 2016, but people will now be reminded of him as they walk and bike through this mile of trail which will connect to a larger network of trails and bike paths in the region, including the East Coast Greenway.
Seamon Whiteside + Associates will be conducting a campaign to raise money for this trail in honor of Kenny.
In the Spring of 2017, the East Cooper Land Trust had the opportunity to facilitate a public/private/nonprofit partnership that would enable a critical segment of the trail to be built. Mount Pleasant Waterworks was upgrading a sewer line off Highway 17 on a 0.7-mile section in front of Oakland Shopping Center as part of their Capital Improvement Plan. This created a cleared route to create a family-friendly trail between Highway 17 and the Oakland Shopping Center, the KOA Campground, and the new Lowes. Mount Pleasant Waterworks agreed to contribute $150,000 towards the construction of the trail segment. Seamon Whiteside + Associates has offered to partner with East Cooper Land Trust to facilitate the construction of a 1.1-mile section in honor of Kenny Seamon, “The Kenny Mile.”
The sooner we begin construction, the more cost effective the project will be as we can piggy back on some construction aspects with the Mount Pleasant Waterworks project scheduled to be completed by October. Our goal is to raise the needed funds by December 31, 2017.
The result would be the completion of a very important segment of a trail that would increase the quality of life of our citizens by providing a place for family activities, exercise, non-motorized transportation, and access to nature.