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Efforts to make Maine's outdoor recreation more accessible and welcoming to all

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date Aug 16, 2022); no calls will be taken.

All over Maine, communities, land trusts, and parks are working to make their trails and outdoors programming more inclusive for people with disabilities. It's part of the growing national movement called "Outdoors for All." From building boardwalks to improving signs, we'll discuss what organizations can do to make their open spaces more accessible and welcoming.

Enock Glidden, disabled athlete, adventurer, motivational speaker, blogger for Maine Trail Finder
Chrissy Beardsley Allen, development director, Blue Hill Heritage Trust; co-author, Open to All: A Disability Inclusion Guide for Land Trusts

VIP Callers:
Zachary Stegeman, community outreach director, Adaptive Outdoor Education Center
Dan Ostrye, coordinator, Yarmouth West Side Trail; community leader
Keenan Weischedel, advocate, Disabiity Rights Maine

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.