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March Events Canceled

Dear Conserving Carolina Members and Supporters,

Outbreaks of COVID-19 (coronavirus) are occurring worldwide and in many places across the U.S., including some parts of North and South Carolina.  Some counties in our region have declared a state of emergency.  To do our part to minimize the possibility of transmission of the virus among our staff, members, volunteers and the wider community, Conserving Carolina has made the decision to cancel all member, volunteer and other public events through the end of the month of March.

Our staff will be taking measures to protect ourselves and those in our lives who may be more vulnerable to disease, taking steps to work from home and limiting meetings and events. With our staff making efforts to work remotely, our office buildings will also be closed to the public for a period of time while we continue to monitor this situation. We do not want to put our team, our volunteers, or our community at risk and we feel this is the best decision.

Specifically, until the end of this month we are canceling all events including:

  • Committee and task force meetings  (though we will inform participants if we set up remote meeting solutions)
  • Volunteer events and workdays
  • Speaker series events at Walnut Creek Preserve and Landrum Library
  • Spring Hiking Series and other guided hikes

Although the disruption caused by canceling of events over the next few weeks is unfortunate, we believe that at this moment people’s health is a higher priority than any other. We hope to reduce risks where possible until we know more. At this time Conserving Carolina wants to be proactive and limit any gatherings we host that could increase risks to health.

Many thanks, as always, for your support and for your understanding at a unique time of public health concern.

Kieran Roe

Executive Director