Partnership project between SCA and the Trail Town Program to promote sustainable development in the towns along the Great Allegheny Passage. Project Leader: Elisa Mayes Project Dates: February - December 2011 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Social Media has become a daily activity for everyone these days. Whether you post statuses or tweets or any other online update, social media is a tool for everything. And here at TTOC we use a personal Facebook friend page to share what we as a group have been working on since we started in snowy February. Each day posts are made about upcoming events or activities happening along the Great Allegheny Passage Trail Towns. Many of our friends "comment and like" and often come out to help with these events such as the May 7th events of Train Day, West Newton Clean-up, and Paint, Plant, & Chalk. We find new friends and new friends find us and help share the good news of the Trail Town Outreach Corps. Add us today! - http://www.facebook.com/TrailTownOutreachCorps 
TTOC also maintains the Twitter page for the Great Allegheny Passage. We follow and tweet and retweet activites related to the Trail. The site gains new followers each week. This is also used to post events and news along the Trail. A trending topic has been created #rideofyourlife. www.twitter.com/GAP_Trail 
Both of these medias help reach out to locals and visitors to the Great Allegheny Passage to learn more of what happens along the Trail and Trail Towns.
About the Site 
The Trail Town Outreach Corps (TTOC) is an SCA sustainability corps from across the United States doing sustainable economic development in the rural Pennsylvania communities. This multi-year partnership blends the missions of the SCA and the Trail Town Program (a special project of the Allegheny Trail Alliance and The Progress Fund) while engaging local citizens, business leaders, civic clubs, non-profit organizations, elected officials, and public office entities in ongoing and upcoming local and regional efforts.
In the pursuit of the relatively undeveloped niche of rural sustainability, the Outreach Corps builds upon the region's strong cultural heritage and rich green infrastructure while also engaging and building upon the economic and cultural momentum in Pittsburgh - the hub of Southwestern PA which stands as a terrific example of sustainability initiatives succeeding in an urban context.
TTOC Mission: To foster economic revitalization and sustainable redevelopment in the Great Allegheny Passage Trail Towns through minds-on and hands-on community service.
--To be an integrated resource and asset to the Trail Town communities
--To communicate sustainable economic development opportunities
--To coordinate and increase reliance on local and regional economies
--To promote appreciate of rich cultural heritage of Southwest Pennsylvania