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Calling All Nature-Loving Wheelchair Users! Explore and Experience Freedom Trax at Pismo State Beach

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free

On Sunday, February 25 from 11am to 2pm, NatureTrack will be at Pismo State Beach to introduce those who use wheelchairs to the Freedom Trax devices at no cost. These devices enable users to get up close to the waters’ edge and navigate the beach under their own control. Being in nature is part of a balanced life. The most often heard response from wheelchair users, family and friends after experiencing these units … This is a game changer!

NatureTrack will have several Freedom Trax devices available for wheelchair users to use on a first-come, first-served basis. This device quickly changes a manual wheelchair into a battery powered, all-terrain vehicle which can easily traverse sand and trails. People with equilibrium issues are also welcome to come try out the Freedom Trax – all courtesy of NatureTrack.

We do ask for RSVPs to be able to accommodate people in wheelchairs more efficiently. What a great opportunity to try these devices and get onto the beach again. The RSVP form will give us the chance to have a device ready for your chair. NatureTrack will also have two manual wheelchairs available for transfer in case your wheelchair does not fit on the device. Look for us by the Pismo Beach sign on the boardwalk.

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZ0Lu5faVcM1Ks9Do-GUlk-ck5N_QMnVNippO8If5dv10mKg/viewform

Pictured here: KCSB-FM freelance reporter Beth Thornton interviewed Donald Chan in 2022 when NatureTrack first brought the Freedom Trax up to the Pismo Pier for people to use. Take a listen here: https://www.kcbx.org/health-science-and-technology/2022-04-12/local-non-profit-makes-it-easier-for-wheelchair-users-to-experience-nature

ABOUT :: NatureTrack is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides outdoor docent-led field trips during the usual school day for Santa Barbara County children at no cost to the schools or students, utilizing local trails and beaches throughout north and south county. NatureTrack’s mission is two-fold: to encourage students to embrace our natural world with respect and wonder, inspiring them to be stewards of our natural resources, and prepare school-aged students with the attitudes, leadership skills, and habits for lifelong learning.

NatureTrack has expanded its mission of connecting kids to nature and is now connecting people who use wheelchairs of all ages to get out into nature using Freedom Trax. NatureTrack is also expanding its reach up to San Luis Obispo and down to Ventura County with the Trax program. Thanks go to the grantors including: UCSB’s Coastal Fund, California State Coastal Conservancy, Parks California ‘Route to Parks’ grant and the Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund. And now, the California Access for All grant to expand the Freedom Trax program up to North SB County. Learn more at our website: https://naturetrack.org.

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://naturetrack.org/

Organizer

NatureTrack
Phone
(805) 886-2047
Email
sue@naturetrack.org
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Venue

Pismo State Beach
555 Pier Ave
Oceano, CA 93445 United States
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