Adaptive paddlers and disabled outdoor lovers have the Lions Club and the Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation (LLHF) to thank for the greatly enhanced access to the lake and wildlands surrounding Leaser Lake in Kempton, PA. LLHF created and oversaw the project to install paved nature trails, wheelchair accessible picnic benches, an ADA fishing pier dock and an adaptive kayak boat launch at the lake. The project was funded in a large part through the efforts of the Kempton Lions as well as other local Lions group.
The accessible park has made a huge impact in the local community. A national group of para-rowing, disabled veterans, and adaptive athletes called Team River Runner launched a Lehigh Valley chapter that meets at the facility. The project has been a huge success and its no wonder that LION Magazine featured the efforts of their Lions in seeing the access of the lake to fruition.
To read the story click here. LION has readership in excess of 1 million and it is translated into numerous languages.