Wheelchair Users - Experience Freedom Trax with NatureTrack at San Buenaventura State Beach

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Event Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 12:00 to 16:00

Calling for Wheelchair Users Who LOVE Our Beaches – First time in Ventura.

This is your Invitation to Experience Freedom Trax with NatureTrack this coming Sunday, September 18, 2022, from noon to 4 pm at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura.

NatureTrack (https://naturetrack.org) will have six Freedom Trax (https://freedomtrax.com) 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. Sue Eisaguirre, founder of NatureTrack will be there to welcome wheelchair users with their friends and/or family for a great experience on one of the most beautiful beaches in Ventura.

There is no cost to use the Freedom Trax, courtesy of NatureTrack and these funders: UCSB’s Coastal Fund, California State Coastal Conservancy, Parks California ‘Route to Parks’ grant for getting the Trax Program up and rolling. We will also have two manual wheelchairs available for transfer should your wheelchair not fit on the device. Should wheelchair users need transportation to San Buenaventura State Beach, this can also be arranged at no cost. It’s all about connecting all people to nature for us.

Please RSVP to (805) 886-2047 or e-mail sue@naturetrack.org

RSVP Google Doc Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZ0Lu5faVcM1Ks9Do-GUlk-ck5N_QMnVNippO8If5dv10mKg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

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9.18.22 from noon to 4pm at San Buenaventura State Beach from Noon to 4pm
901 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA 93001-3744
Meet in the Main Day use Parking Lot -- Look for the pop-up banner with the wheelchair icon and the NatureTrack vans.
INFO: (805) 886-2047 or e-mail sue@naturetrack.org

https://naturetrack.org

NatureTrack is a 501(c)3 non-profit 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. Founded in 2011, more than 30,000 students have had a chance to experience a NatureTrack docent-led outdoor field trip.
Recently NatureTrack 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. This device quickly changes a manual wheelchair into a battery powered, all-terrain vehicle which can easily traverse sand and trails. Now NatureTrack docents, students, and teachers who use a wheelchair can join classes on nature trips using Trax. https://naturetrack.org. Monthly trips for wheelchair users are planned. We invite you to get in touch to find out when and where you can take advantage of this experiential gift. NatureTrack is expanding its’ reach up to San Luis Obispo and down to Ventura County with the Trax program Thanks go to the grantors that made the Trax program possible include: UCSB’s Coastal Fund, California State Coastal Conservancy ‘Explore the Coast’ grant, Parks California ‘Route to Parks’ grant.

Thanks to Ken Pfeiffer for the photos from an outing to Gaviota State Beach.

Event Category: 
WELLNESS