Please join the Essex County Trail Association for our Spring Annual Meeting at the Gould Barn in Topsfield. Learn more about the organization that helps to maintain and protect access to over 450 miles of trails within Essex County. Runners, hikers, bikers, equestrians, birders, dog walkers...all trail enthusiasts are welcome!!
We are excited to welcome Chaz Southard as a guest speaker this year. Chaz is a local artist and web designer who has been volunteering with the Trustees of Reservations to provide on-site analysis of the accessibility of their many properties in Massachusetts. After a surfing accident 12 years ago, Chaz has been experiencing the outdoors from a wheelchair - a perspective that many of us take for granted as we explore the trails. We look forward to hearing Chaz's comments on universal design and how we can make trails more welcoming and accessible for users of all ages and abilities.
Followed Chaz's presentation, Board Chair Peter Campot will give a brief presentation on our organizational goals for 2013. Light refreshments provided.