Point Reyes National Seashore Seeks Public Input on Accessibility

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Date: July 14, 2015
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135

POINT REYES STATION, CA – Point Reyes National Seashore is seeking public input on a plan designed to ensure that key park experiences are accessible to people of all abilities. All are invited to learn about the Accessibility Transition Plan and provide comments at an open house on Thursday, July 30, 2015, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at the Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, California.

Point Reyes National Seashore is serving as a pilot park to develop an approach to accessibility that will ultimately improve visitor access to park facilities and programs. The Accessibility Transition Plan identifies a spectrum of key park experiences and areas at Point Reyes and recommends strategies for improving the accessibility at each location. The plan will guide changes to existing services, activities, and programs by defining barriers and recommending both physical and programmatic improvements to improve accessibility for all visitors.

The public open house will include a brief presentation describing the planning process, followed by the opportunity to ask questions and share perspectives. Public input is important to the planning process and key to ensuring Point Reyes National Seashore is more accessible to all visitors.

If you will need any accommodations to participate, such as assistive listening devices, large print, braille, a sign language interpreter, or real time captioning, please contact the park accessibility coordinator John Dell'Osso at 415-464-5135 or via email. To ensure that the requested accommodations are available, please contact the accessibility coordinator a minimum of seven days prior to the meeting.

If you would like to provide input about the Draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan but are unable to attend the public open house, please submit your comments by visiting the project planning website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=59593. The 30-day public comment period ends August 14, 2015.

Established in 1962, Point Reyes National Seashore administers 90,000 acres which include 80 miles of protected coastline, 150 miles of trails, working ranches, world class wildlife and plant diversity, wilderness, and thousands of citizen volunteers. More than 2.5 million visitors enjoy the park each year, annually infusing more than $102 million into the local economy.

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Last updated: July 18, 2015

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Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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