Mass Audubon will be opening a new All Persons Trail (APT), on July 21 at its Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in South Dartmouth at 786 East Horseneck Rd.
The addition of this new All Person Trail will become part of the 12 universally designed, accessible trails the statewide conservation organization has constructed at its network of wildlife sanctuaries across the Commonwealth.
The All Persons Trail has been designed with the purpose to provide an experience of nature and learning about the sanctuary’s great diversity of habitats to persons of all abilities, backgrounds, and experiences.
The trail will feature a sensory garden, tactile exhibits of natural artifacts, a post-and-rope guide system, an interactive audio tour, and Braille signage.
President David O’ Neill and other members of Mass Audubon’s staff leadership, along with community and civic leaders are scheduled to gather at the popular wildlife sanctuary’s Stone Barn Farm from 4-6 pm for a ribbon-untying of the new APT trail, which will become part of the sanctuary’s Quansett trail system.
The celebration will include refreshments, community partner and ecological project exhibits, guided tours of the trail, and fun “sensory” features.
The event will kick off a five-day, “Celebrating Access to Nature” program, focusing on Mass Audubon’s commitment to improving equitable and inclusive access to nature in its South East Region with a weekend full of activities.
“In this welcoming spirit, we expect the new All Persons Trail at Allens Pond to become a major feature of the sanctuary for all those who believe that connecting with nature should be a right enjoyed by everyone,” said South East Region Director, Lauren Kras.
Other hosted events over the multi-day celebration will include a Firefly Hike, an All Persons Trail Open House, a guided Birding Walk, and Sensory Friendly Day on Monday, July 25.
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