Bonnie Lewkowicz

Bonnie Lewkowicz is the director of Access Northern California, a nonprofit organization that advocates for greater access to recreation and travel for people with disabilities. She is also the author of A Wheelchair Rider's Guide: San Francisco Bay and the Nearby Coast, published by the Coastal Conservancy (2006).

Opening the Door to Nature for People with Disabilities


Losing your eyesight or the use of your legs doesn’t mean you lose your desire, or ability, to explore the natural world. Until recently, opportunities for people with disabilities to do so were few and far between. Fortunately, local activists have been knocking down these barriers, creating more opportunities for access, such as kayaking on the Bay, hiking in the hills, and cycling along the shore.