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Our opinion: Motorized wheelchairs will open up nature – Austin Daily Herald

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Later this yr, the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center will be including an thrilling new alternative for these with mobility challenges.

With help from the Austin Eagles, Mayo Clinic, Freeborn Mower Coop Operation Round-up, the Friends of the Hormel Nature Center and personal donations, the Nature Center will come into possession of tracked wheelchairs that will permit these with mobility limitations to get out and luxuriate in nature in all 4 seasons.

With its intensive community of trails, the Nature Center is a jewel within the space, however on the identical time, most of the trails are unpaved and make it tough for these in common wheelchairs to get pleasure from the identical elements of nature many have come to like on the Nature Center.

These new wheelchairs are a brand new doorway to the outside for a lot of, who earlier than might have solely been in a position to see choose elements of the Nature Center.

We want to commend all of those that got here collectively to make this chance attainable and show as soon as once more that the Nature Center has one thing for everybody.