Rochester Accessible Adventures, a group that helps people with disabilities enjoy the great outdoors, has received a $5,115 grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, officials said.
“This is a wonderful opportunity,” said Anita O’Brien, executive director of Rochester Accessible Adventures, in a statement. “We are grateful to the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor for supporting our work to create true inclusion in recreation at more places along the Erie Canalway where families and friends, with and without disabilities, can recreate together.”
The grant will be used to promote accessible kayaking and cycling along the canal.
“Inspired by requests from residents, SOAR and Clyde SPAN are thrilled to collaborate with RAA to provide a kayaking clinic that is free and open to all ages and abilities,” said Sandi Bastedo, project coordinator of SOAR in Clyde, Galen, and Savannah, in a statement. “Being located on the Erie Canal and in the heart of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex makes kayaking a great fit for our community.”
The grant supports a kayaking clinic in Clyde, Wayne County, on Aug.29.
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