Published on October 26, 2022

Director's Message - October 2022

Visitor using a Freedom Chair at Felix Neck

Oxford describes freedom as the power to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.  At Felix Neck freedom now means that there are more ways for all people to experience nature.  With the support of the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation, the Sanctuary was able to purchase a Freedom Chair.  This all-terrain trail wheelchair takes our accessibility efforts to a new level, allowing for independent trail adventures for folks that might not otherwise be able to experience the Sengekontacket view from the Sassafras Trail, a kingfisher flying across Turtle Pond, or a trail meander with family and friends.  Look for the launch of this new opportunity at our annual Fall Festival, the day after Thanksgiving.