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EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE

by Lewisboro Land Trust Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH NATURE

Summary

ACCESS NATURE creates safe, educational and enjoyable free nature programs for the disabled and disadvantaged. Our goal is to provide 150 participants a year with outdoor programs in their communities. Multiple recent studies show that spending time outdoors improves mood, energy, stress and well being. All people deserve to gain the benefits of nature. Currently we work with the intellectually challenged, mentally ill, persons with brain injuries, as well as non-English speaking immigrants.

$16,000
total goal
$4,437
remaining
131
donors
1
monthly donor
6
months

Challenge

People with disabilities and underserved populations usually don't have the same access to nature experiences and environmental education, as the general public. Fear, anxiety, physical limitations and finances contribute to this. Scientific studies have shown that exposure to nature decreases anxiety, depression, and negative rumination, while at the same time increasing well-being and creative problem-solving. Access Nature believes that ALL people should be able to access these benefits.

Solution

The Access Nature Program of the Lewisboro Land Trust reaches out to organizations that serve people with disabilities and the disadvantaged to enable them to experience the benefits of nature. Each program is designed to fit the unique abilities and needs of the individual group, sometimes using educational naturalists or work programs. The nature experience is held at a preserve or park near the participants. Our coordinator works with the organization's staff to create ongoing nature outings.

Long-Term Impact

The goal of Access Nature is to provide an easy, comfortable, safe experience with nature while educating the participants on the benefits gained. The ultimate goal is self reliance, having gained the knowledge and confidence to enjoy nature on their own. Creating the ability and desire to experience nature is a lifetime tool which has a long-term positive effect on mood,well being, and cognitive function while, at the same time, reducing anxiety and depression. Please help us fulfill this goal.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.lewisborolandtrust.org
access nature page of lewisboro land trust
access nature in the news
Lewisboro Land Trust main page

Organization Information

Lewisboro Land Trust

Location: South Salem, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Bonnie Robins
South Salem, NY United States
$11,563 raised of $16,000 goal
 
145 donations
$4,437 to go
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