OLD TOWN — Hirundo Wildlife Trust is grateful to the Quimby Family Foundation for the award of a capacity-building grant in the amount of $17,500.
The grant will relieve barriers of access to the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge on Route 43 through improvements to internal roads with gravel surface and bus turn-around, expanded parking areas and improved signage.
With these improvements, facilities and programs that connect people to nature will be conveniently accessible to the local community, and particularly those populations for whom the Trail of the Senses was created — people with mobility, vision, and developmental impairments, and senior citizens. The Trail of the Senses provides secure walking paths through a variety of sensory-stimulating habitats, and includes interpretive displays and observation decks.
According to Hirundo Board Chair, Stephanie Larouche, “Hirundo and The Quimby Family Foundation share the goal of providing opportunities for ALL to benefit from spending time in nature.”
To learn more about Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, visit www.HirundoMaine.org.