Foundation News | COVID-19

Last updated March 24, 2020

2020 Field Trip registration & season postponed – update and details to come on April 15

Due to the rapidly changing response to COVID-19, we have decided to postpone our 2020 Field Trip season, including Field Trip registration which was due to occur on April 1.

We know this will be a disappointment to many of you, and we share in your disappointment, but we believe this is a necessary decision to ensure the safety of our members and do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 to our most vulnerable populations by “flattening the curve.” 

We will continue to monitor this ever-changing situation over the next several weeks and will announce our next steps for 2020 Field Trips on April 15, 2020 by email, our website, and social media.

For many of you our Field Trips are your opportunity to experience Wisconsin’s natural world up-close, and to connect with friends, family, and other like-minded conservationists in our state. In these upcoming weeks and months, our team will continue to be here for you, finding new and creative ways we can all connect and share our passion for supporting Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife. 

    How we’re keeping our members, staff, and community safe:

    • In-person Foundation related activities through mid-April, are canceled or postponed, including work-related travel or event attendance.
    • Our office will be closed until further notice.
    • Our team is working from home, and will be available during regular office hours by email or phone.

     

    Some changes to expect:

    • We encourage all gifts as well as membership renewals or requests be made online, if possible, to reduce staff travel time and exposure, until further notice.
    • Please allow for delays for processing mailed checks and membership renewals and requests until our office reopens.
    • Mailed thank you letters and membership renewal reminders are postponed until further notice.

    As you know this is a rapidly changing situation, and we are prepared to be flexible and adjust our approach based on any new information we receive in the coming weeks and months. As we move into spring and summer, the thought of not being able to connect with you all at upcoming events, conferences, and potentially some of our Field Trips is difficult, but we believe these steps are in the best interest of the health of our members and our communities.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding, and please take good care.

    The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin