The new ramp for individuals with disabilities at Reedy Creek will be the first of its kind in the Richmond area and it was unveiled today after construction was delayed a week. See full coverage and photos at Richmond.com.The work is just beginning on the project and won’t be complete for another two weeks. NBC12 […]
Dominion Power and the James River Park crews are hard at work laying a foundation for a boat access. It will make life a lot easier for disabled kayakers like Sally Wetzler.
“It’s going to be much easier than having to hop chairs up and down the ramp or down on my back side, said Wetzler.”
The need for improved river access for individuals with disabilities is growing. With a $5,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation and another $5,000 from the James River Outdoor Coalition, volunteers from Dominion, JROC and the James River Park System will construct a concrete ramp for wheelchair access to the James River.
The ramp – the first of its kind in the Richmond area – will replace existing steps from the river to the top of the bank, making it possible for disabled individuals to launch canoes and kayaks into the water.
This project is one of 13 taking place throughout Dominion’s service area this fall as part of the company’s annual “Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment” program.