Birding is Accessible for All at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park

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Posted: 1/13/2017 | By: Florida Park Service

Typically, birding platforms are stationary and require visitors to climb steps to access views. Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park has begun adding accessible birding platforms. The new accessible platforms are equipped with a ramp leading up to a 5x5 foot deck and have metal handrails encased in PVC to prevent the rails from heating in the sun which can cause burns. These platforms are unique because they are mobile, and can easily be relocated to follow the migration patterns of the birds and wildlife.

Visit https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Werner-Boyce to find out more about the birding opportunities and events at the park.

Ken Mercer is a volunteer at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park. Ken sometimes uses mobility devices and happily volunteered to show off our efforts to provide access for all.

Pictured above is the proud designer and builder of the platform, Alan Miller.