Seminar on accessibility of nature trails

On 17 June, after Covid-19 emergency period, we were happy to finally hold the planned seminar on Accessibility of nature trails. Together with the NGO Apeirons we compiled an exciting programme and invited speakers from NGOs representing people with visual and hearing impairment, who shared their experience and best practice examples on how to better

Accessibility check-list for nature trails is now available

Kurzeme Planning Region together with project partners from Estonia and Finland, as well as  NGO Apeirons, have developed an Accessibility Check-list for Nature Trails, which lists the key criteria to determine the compliance of the trail with accessibility requirements. The Check-list (CL) summarises the most important questions, grouped under several sections, to assess whether the

Wheelchair accessible dry toilet and resting benches installed at Būšnieku trail in Ventspils

CB786 “Nature Access to All (NatAc)” The last work scheduled for this year in the project is achieved! In the end of the year we have installed a wheelchair accessible dry toilet and 9 benches at Lake Būšnieku trail in Ventspils. Benches are situated along the whole trail route to ensure that seniors and all

Second NatAc project partners’ meeting in Haapsalu

CB786 “Nature Access to All (NatAc)” On 13-14 November, in Haapsalu (Estonia), Kurzeme Planning Region together with 3 project partners (Estonian Environmental Board, NGO West-Estonia Tourism, Parks & Wildlife Finland (Metsähallitus)), as well as representatives of NGO Apeirons, Estonian Chamber of Disabled People and Finnish Sport Association of Persons with Disabilities, organised the second project

Second wheelchair accessible dry toilet installed in Liepāja

CB786 “Nature Access to All (NatAc)” One more activity carried out in the new NatAc project to facilitate natute accessibility in Kurzeme – in the end of October we’ve installed the second out of in total 7 planned dry toilets accessible for people in wheelchairs. This time the toilet is installed at the Liepāja Horse

First wheelchair accessible dry toilet installed in Skrunda

CB786 “Nature Access to All (NatAc)” Another significant step made in the new NatAc project to facilitate natute accessibility in Kurzeme – in the end of September we’ve installed the first out of in total 7 planned dry toilets accessible for people in wheelchairs. The first toilet is located at the walking trail along River

A protective border installed at Būšnieki Lake boardwalk

CB786 “Nature Access to All (NatAc)” In the end of August, the first significant activity took place in the new NatAc nature accessibility project for improving the infrastructure in order to facilitate the trails’ accessibility – we have installed a 5cm protective border at Būšnieki Lake boardwalk along its entire length on both sides. The

Nature trails’ accessibility inspections

CB786 “Nature Access to All (NatAc)” In cooperation with NGO Apeirons in August the Kurzeme Planning Region has started its on-spot visits to assess the accessibility of nature trails. Together with accessibility experts, we examine, whether the trail is accessible to people in wheelchairs, if the trail width is at least 1,2m, surface – dense

First partner meeting in project Nature Access to All (NatAc)

On 20-21 May, in Nīca County, Kurzeme Planning Region together with 3 NatAc project partners (Estonian Environmental Board, NGO West-Estonia Tourism, Parks & Wildlife Finland (Metsähallitus)), as well as NGO Apeirons and Estonian Chamber for People with Disabilities hold the first project partner meeting. The partners agreed on the joint project management and cooperation principles

New project to facilitate access to nature tourism – NatAc

PROJECT OBJECTIVE facilitating access to nature tourism by developing the chain of accessible nature tourism sites in Latvia, Estonia and Finland. TARGET GROUP Local and foreign travellers Tourism entrepreneurs and service providers Local municipalities and nature parks Non-governmental sector uniting people with disabilities PROJECT PARTNERS The Project is implemented by the Lead Partner – Kurzeme