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Coronavirus Update from The Trustees

Coronavirus Update from The Trustees


Dear friend,

The health of our visitors, supporters, and staff is of utmost priority as we navigate the evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. At this point, The Trustees is following the recommendations offered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state and local governments to protect our community and to limit the spread of the virus.

Trustees properties will remain open with appropriate measures to protect the health of our visitors. We will increase cleaning protocols and reduce the number of visitors within our historic homes at any given point.

In recognition that large gatherings might facilitate the spread or risk of exposure to COVID-19, we have decided to cancel larger events for the remainder of March. If programs or events that you are registered for are canceled, you will be notified via email and issued a full refund. If you’re unsure of the status of the event, please contact staff at the host property or check our website. We will also update our social media channels frequently as well as this page to reflect any updates on future events and programs.

If you have had contact with someone with COVID-19 or have traveled in the affected locations, please email the property contact found in your ticket confirmation email for a full refund, even for programs and events that are still scheduled to occur. If you just don’t feel comfortable at a group activity, we will also honor a refund or you may choose to donate your fee to support conservation.      

We understand that access to nature, the outdoors and culture can be a benefit to one’s health at this time so we want to ensure that those experiences are as safe as possible. We are closely monitoring the developments on this evolving situation and are taking the necessary precautions where possible. Specifically, we will increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of areas that are highly visited, including exhibits and restrooms. We will make hand washing areas or hand sanitizer available at our cultural and historic sites and at public programs. And we will share the CDC’s guidance for visitors and staff to prevent the spread of infection.

I thank you for your understanding as we respond to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, and I welcome you to explore our trails, beaches, and other special places to enjoy the peace and wonder of nature as we navigate this time.


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Yours truly,
Barbara Erickson
Barbara J. Erickson
President & CEO

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