Last updated 3/25/20
In recent days, we, like you, have been inundated with confusing and often contradictory information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact throughout our region, much of which boils down to this: uncertainty. Mindful of the role of the Rushton Conservation Center as a community gathering point, we want to be sure that all of our programs and events support our mission of land conservation and benefit our community members.
To that end, and out of an abundance of caution in light of the uncertainty, we are taking the step, effective today, of postponing indoor community gatherings at the Rushton Conservation Center from now through early April. We will closely monitor available guidance, and we hope to be able to present you, at that time, with an updated selection of programs and events celebrating our environment and the many people who work with us to advance conservation and sustainability.In the meantime, there is one thing that we do know for sure: being outside in nature can reduce your stress, and exercise can boost your immune system. We encourage you to come visit our nature preserves, Ashbridge Preserve, Kirkwood Preserve, and Rushton Woods Preserve, for a walk in nature, some fresh air, and a break from the relentless news.
Please continue to check the CDC website for updated guidance to govern your own decision making. We certainly encourage all to follow best practices to protect yourself and others; the CDC website has many helpful resources and accurate information, including instructions to follow if you are sick.
And please check back with our Event Calendar for updates throughout the month.
Thank you for your continued support. . . and get outside!