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 East Cooper Trail to be built. Mount Pleasant Waterworks upgraded a sewer line off Highway 17 through a section of forested buffer in front of Oakland Shopping Center as part of their Capital Improvement Plan. This created a cleared route and opened the opportunity of a family-friendly trail between Highway 17 and the Oakland Shopping Center, the KOA Campground, and the new Lowes store. 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 1.13-mile segment in honor of Kenny Seamon, “The Kenny Mile.”
The result will be the completion of a very important segment of a trail that will increase the quality of life of our citizens by providing a place for family activities, exercise, non-motorized transportation and access to nature.
This trail project relies on community support and our goal is to begin construction by September 1, 2018 with an estimated opening date in early 2019. The more donations we receive, the greater this trail segment will be able to serve the public need.