In this audio story, you’ll hear the stories of Burl Hall and Martha Haskell. They’re both residents of the senior living facility Woods at Canco, and they both spend hours every week on the nearby trails in Canco Woods. For the past few years, Jaime Parker (Trails and Transportation Manager for Portland Trails) has met with some of the Woods at Canco residents about improvements Portland Trails could make to the trails. In the fall of 2019, with generous funding from AARP, Portland Trails upgraded a loop trail in Canco Woods to be accessible to people with all levels of mobility, from those who use wheelchairs and walkers to those with strollers or training wheels. This kind of access to nature has the power to change the lives of the Woods at Canco residents. Just ask Burl and Martha.

Life-Changing Access to Canco Woods, produced by Bailey O’Brien