NatureTrack Demonstrates How Wheelchair Users Can Get Back to Nature with Freedom Trax – Giving All Access on the Beach a New Look
On the second Sunday of every month, NatureTrack, whose mission is to connect kids to nature is collaborating with Explore Ecology for its monthly Beach Clean Up at Arroyo Burro (Hendry’s Beach). Expanding its mission from connecting kids to nature to include people in wheelchairs and all at no cost courtesy of NatureTrack, is such a gift to our county.
From 10 AM to Noon, NatureTrack will have six Freedom Trax devices available for wheelchair users to use on a first-come, first-served basis. This is an apparatus that quickly and easily converts a manual wheelchair into a battery-powered, all-terrain vehicle allowing those users to traverse beach sand and trails independently.
There is no cost to use the Freedom Trax, courtesy of NatureTrack, which will also have two manual wheelchairs available for transfer should your wheelchair not fit on the device. We would appreciate an RSVP no later than Friday, January 7.
Explore Ecology will be hosting their monthly beach cleanup at the same time! Now, wheelchair users can help keep our beaches beautiful! Contact and reserve one of the devices if you’d like to be part of the beach clean-up.
1/9/21 from 10 – noon at Arroyo Burro (Hendry’s Beach) at 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Call (805) 884-0459 or e-mail Lydia@exploreecology.org
For more info on NatureTrack Foundation and the important work it does connecting people to nature call (805) 886-2047 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder & Executive Director: Sue Eisaguirre
NatureTrack is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide outdoor field trips for school-aged children at no cost to the schools or students.
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NatureTrack aims to provide inclusion, access, and opportunities to individuals who may not have had the chance to experience outdoor activities that were once deemed ‘inaccessible.’ Thanks to the Freedom Trax device, people like myself can now explore beaches and walking trails and connect with nature. Additionally, I have become a volunteer docent for NatureTrack and can lead trips to give back to this incredible organization.
Giving Everyone Access to Nature
Transportation is NatureTrack’s largest cost, and it keeps rising. Your donations help fund field trips and provide more Freedom Trax devices.
$7,500 covers a field trip for 100 students.
$6,500 buys a new Freedom Trax device.
Any donation amount is appreciated to support our mission. Field trips fill up fast each year, highlighting our need for more volunteers. Docents play a crucial role with a 5-to-1 student-to-docent ratio. Your contribution, whether financial or as a volunteer, has a meaningful impact. Please donate or volunteer today, or both!
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