Silver Creek Adaptive Access

Sponsored by:

The Nature Conservancy

Project Champion:

Sunny Healey

What are the appropriate grade levels:

K through 12

Is there a limit to the number of participants:
Is there an opportunity for community service:

Yes – The community service element of the project could be incorporated as trail building or helping with adaptive field trips

Is there a deadline for this project:

Spring 2015

Is this a new or existing project:

New project

Estimated project cost:



Current Fish and Game regulations limit fishing in the Kilpatrick Pond to float tubing only. However there have been requests to provide a handicap accessible viewing and bird watching area and there may be an opportunity to provide access as part of the Kilpatrick Pond restoration wetland and boardwalk system. Caroline Aquistapace drew a design for this project.


Funding would go toward trail work and building a safe viewing and turn around area. It is quite an experience to be able to watch the fish filled water, the ever changing skies, light on the hills and listen to the birds singing. Students will then be able to visit the newly accessible site with their friends, family or community members using wheel chairs and other adaptive equipment.

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