Ontario lake with loons © Peter Ferguson
March 18, 2020
I hope you are doing well under these extraordinary times.
I wanted to let you know that Ontario Nature is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation to keep our staff and wider community safe, and to do our part to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have cancelled some upcoming events and may cancel events in the future depending on how the coming weeks unfold. If you have registered for an event that has been cancelled, we will provide you with ample notice and reimburse your registration fees in full.
Please do not visit the office at this time. Our staff are working from home to facilitate social distancing and we have postponed all work-related travel. We do not anticipate interruptions to our services, though there may be slight delays. If you need to communicate with us for any reason, you will still be able to contact us by phone or email.
I want to personally thank you for your continued support during these extraordinary circumstances. Despite these trying times, our role as the voice for nature in Ontario does not end. I am humbled and so grateful to our resolute monthly donors and members during this time of health, social and financial upheaval. Rest assured, we will not let you, or the wild species and wild spaces in this province, down.
While practicing social distancing, I’ve found great solace walking in the woods near my hometown and feeling a personal connection with nature. Seeing and hearing the first migrant bird arrivals and other early signs of spring are uplifting. These are just one reminder of how important our mission is, not just for the health of wild species but for our own health.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 1-800-440 2366.
Take good care of yourselves and your families in the face of COVID-19. We are all in this together.
Caroline Schultz, Ontario Nature