Letters to the Editor 06/03/2015

To the Editor:

Oregon Adaptive Sports would like to go on record as being fully in favor of the proposed paved trail from Sisters to Black Butte Ranch. Such a trail would clearly support our mission which is "to provide life-changing outdoor recreation experiences to individuals with disabilities. Participants gain confidence, build self-esteem and strive for independence leading to an enhanced quality of life." Ultimately, we envision a day when everyone has the opportunity to experience the benefits of outdoor recreation, regardless of ability.

This asset to the Sisters community would provide a wonderful opportunity for everyone, regardless of ability. In addition, it would allow us to expand our summer sports programs in cycling and nature hikes to the Sisters area.

More importantly, it will provide a place for all families and our community at large, regardless of ability, to share in the benefits of healthy outdoor experiences in a beautiful ponderosa forest.

Suzanne Lafky

Executive Director