what's happening at lrwp

COVID-19 Pandemic Update

As we get back into the swing of offering programs to the public, we would like to share our thoughts with you on how we're handling the process. We are excited to see you again!

The Little River Wetlands Project will follow guidelines provided by our local, state, and federal health officials. State recommendations can be found by clicking here. In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, LRWP’s top priority is minimizing risks to the safety and health of staff, board members, volunteers, and members of the public from exposure to this new disease. Therefore, LRWP is adapting and will continue to adapt our policies and procedures to respond to this ever-changing situation. We ask that you take the precautions that are best for you and your friends/family. There is no task or attendance at program that is worth the risk of spreading the virus.
Information Regarding Public Programming at Little River Wetlands Project
To minimize the risk of spread of COVID-19 at LRWP’s education programs, LRWP will require:

  1. Attendees must RSVP within 24 hours of the program to the person noted on the program description, or by emailing and telling us which program you'd like to join, your name and number of attendees in your party.

  2. Attendees will wear face masks or coverings from time of exiting car, during program, and entering car during departure from program site.

  3. Prior to attending program, attendees will be subject to a screening that will contain, but not limited to the following questions:

    • Have you had any signs or symptoms of a fever in the past 14 days such as chills, sweats, felt "feverish" or had a temperature that is elevated for you/100.0F or greater?

    • Do you have any of the following symptoms? Cough, shortness of breath or chest tightness, sore throat, nasal congestion/runny nose, body aches, loss of taste and/or smell, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever/chills/sweats?

    • Have you been in contact within the last 14 days with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or traveled out of the country, to New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut or another area that is experience an outbreak?

LRWP reserves the right to ask anyone to leave the private premises if an individual has not adhered to the above precautions.

Trail 5/the Continental Divide trail closure
Beginning July 16, Trail 5/the Continental Divide trail will be closing in order for the DNR to install a water control structure. This structure will allow us to better control water levels when necessary at the marsh. During construction the trail head/parking area off Engle Road will be utilized as a staging area for large equipment. Throughout the course of construction, parking will be a bit limited. We'll keep you updated on any other changes to the plan!

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