It’s been a long road of advocacy, but with the Forward Foundation’s grants to beach facing municipalities to install beach access mats, that road has an end in sight! Tarpon Springs unanimously and happily authorized the acceptance of the grant during Tuesday evening’s Commission meeting. The most telling comment, “Why didn’t we think of this first?” indicates that advocacy for equal access for all persons, especially those living with disabilities, must robustly continue!
So, what happens next? The City already submitted their planned drawing to FWC for review and comment. Once the response is received, the mat will be ordered, and placed upon arrival! We look forward to a ribbon cutting to celebrate this wonderful advancement!
Continued thanks to the Forward Foundation and HelpUsGather.org #HelpUsGather for recognizing the need to include everyone on our area’s most precious resource, our sandy beaches!