Projects underway to make Mequon Nature Preserve ADA accessible

MEQUON -- More people will soon be able to use the trails at the Mequon Nature Preserve.

On Wednesday, November 7th a 60-foot floating bridge was lifted into place. It's the finishing touch to a 1,700-foot-long trail that is ADA accessible.

The only thing left to is to put in the wheelchair accessible ramps on either side of the bridge, and that is planned for Thursday, November 8th.

"It will allow anyone with mobility issues to be able to come forward and a have hands on experience learning science, just enjoying the beauty of nature, photography what ever it may be," Kay Alamand said.

Additionally, the marshy area around the bridge will be transformed. Crews are turning it into a hands on children's learning area.

The project is funded by the Wisconsin DNR and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.