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Roll Out the Welcome Mat! Welcome to the Summer of '24

One goal of the 2022 Land Preservation Parks & Recreation Plan (LPPRP) is to improve access to waterways.
On Friday, May 2024, Kent County took a major step in improving water access by installing a mobility mat at Betterton Beach.

In 2021, Kent County Parks & Recreation Director Myra Butler listened to Betterton residents at an LPPRP meeting.
Betterton resident Ginny Story addressed how physically challenging it was for individuals with mobility issues to walk over the 
long sandy beach just to get near to the water. Improving access would provide better recreational choices.

In 2022, the Town of Betterton was awarded a grant to purchase the mobility mat. Last year, the Kent County Commissioners
voted to support and fully fund the project.

Nealy one in five Marylanders have mobility issues.