DNRT Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update as of September 9, 2020.

DNRT is monitoring state and federal guidance regarding the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  We are very concerned for the health and safety of our community, visitors, volunteers, and staff, and want to do what we can to limit the spread of this disease.  Recognizing that the situation continues to change rapidly and the following is subject to change, we are currently taking the following steps:

  • The DNRT office is closed to the public until further notice.  Staff is accessible via phone or email.
  • DNRT has re-started its guided walk series for fall 2020.  The number of attendees for each walk is limited and registration is required.  Attendees must wear masks and follow other safety protocols.
  • All DNRT Reserves and trails are currently open.
  • When using our Reserves, follow appropriate guidelines for protecting yourself and others:
    • If a parking area is full, please go to a different Reserve or come back at a less busy time.
    • Stay at least six feet from others.  Do not gather in groups.  Step aside on the trail to let others pass.  
    • You must bring a mask and wear it if you come within 6 feet of others
    • Keep dogs leashed and away from other visitors at all times.   Bag your dog’s poop and dispose of it at home.
  • The COVID-19 crisis has reduced the capacity of our trail crew. We ask for your patience and understanding. If you see a tree that blocks a trail or poses a hazard, please email BOTH linda@dnrt.org and leah@dnrt.org and we will address it when we are able.

We will continue to consider the guidance of the public health community and any rules issued by the state as this situation unfolds. We will keep you updated if anything changes or if there are additional cancellations.

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