Interpretive Center Closed; Preserve Remains Open
Updated March 17, 2020
Dear Members and Friends,
As local recommendations have continued to evolve related to COVID 19, Baltimore Woods Nature Center is closing the John A. Weeks Interpretive Center to the public as of today, March 17. This has been an incredibly difficult decision for us, but our commitment to protecting the health of our staff, visitors, and the community remains a top priority.
We have also cancelled this week’s scheduled on-site programs including the Nature’s Little Explorers: Calling in Spring series (March 18 – April 1), Trail School (March 19 and April 2) and evening Star Party (March 20). We are working to reschedule these programs for later in the spring and will share dates when they become available.
Though the building will be closed to drop-in visitors, staff will be available via phone and email during our regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm). If you need anything, please call (315) 673-1350 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. As of today, there are portable toilets near the main parking lot and kiosk with the trail map for your use. We are working to add a hand-washing station as temperatures permit.
With 182-acres of rolling hills, woodlands, streams, fields and forests, our trails remain open as a perfect location to practice “social distancing” (6’ apart) and explore the wonders of nature as you enjoy over six-miles of trails. Please remember that dogs are not allowed on the trails.
You are invited to take respite in this special place, and we are working hard to continue to serve as your community nature center and deliver on our mission of helping you cultivate personal connections to nature through environmental education, recreation, play, and research. Our education team is putting together at-home and on-site activities that you can participate in and stay connected with us! Watch your email and our social media (social media links at top of this screen) for these new and exciting opportunities.
Thank you for your continued support of this organization. As a small not for profit that relies on delivering public programs in a time when that’s not possible, support through membership becomes even more critical for us. If you have the means, please consider becoming a member of Baltimore Woods Nature Center or making an online donation.
We will all get through this together,