2015-11-19 / Front Page

A Unique Trail for Disabled




All are welcome at the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Monday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. for the official opening of its newest feature, the Universal Trail. This unique trail offers opportunities for individuals using mobility aids, enabling them to access self-guided trail explorations as well as education programs. It is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. NBS Property Manager Joseph McLaughlin (above) explained, “The trail has undergone a series of upgrades. It has a sturdy stone foundation and is very durable. Its design also protects the local watershed by filtering runoff and reducing erosion." The improvements will allow visitors to travel from the NBS Visitors’ Center to the observation deck at Red Maple Pond. Inset: A male downy woodpecker feeds on berries along the Universal Trail recently. (Photo by Jack Kelly) All are welcome at the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Monday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. for the official opening of its newest feature, the Universal Trail. This unique trail offers opportunities for individuals using mobility aids, enabling them to access self-guided trail explorations as well as education programs. It is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. NBS Property Manager Joseph McLaughlin (above) explained, “The trail has undergone a series of upgrades. It has a sturdy stone foundation and is very durable. Its design also protects the local watershed by filtering runoff and reducing erosion." The improvements will allow visitors to travel from the NBS Visitors’ Center to the observation deck at Red Maple Pond. Inset: A male downy woodpecker feeds on berries along the Universal Trail recently. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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