SRWC Stewardship Education and COVID-19
On March 11th, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and on March 8, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our thoughts are with you all, as we’ve all been affected in one way or another.
Per Governor Brown’s executive order, “All non-essential social and recreational gatherings of individuals are prohibited immediately, regardless of size, if a distance of at least six feet between individuals cannot be maintained.“ In response, we are announcing the following modifications to our upcoming activities. Please note this policy is changing rapidly in response to evolving conditions and will be updated as needed. Contact information for the relevant staff are listed below each activity if you have further questions or concerns.
For All Activities
- Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or tissue and wash your hands immediately afterward.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water. If no soap is available, use a hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol content.
- Avoid touching your face.
A Note Regarding Higher Risk Populations
- Our participants’ health and safety is our number one concern. We encourage every participant to read recommendations closely and make appropriate choices for your particular situation.
- Please note that the CDC has highlighted certain groups, including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions, are at greater risk for COVID-19. More details can be found here.
- If SRWC decides to cancel or postpone a program due to COVID-19, the program coordinator will contact registered participants directly about the next steps. More information about our current policy regarding each program can be found below.
Youth Stewardship Education Program
- We have cancelled all in-class and in-field visits in accordance with statewide school closures.
- We are working to create video content of various lessons to be provided to interested educators. If you are interested in virtual learning experiences, please contact Bill Weiler, Education Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
- SRWC has suspended all youth stewardship education programs and events through the month of April.
- Cancelled: Annual Student Only Planting Day on Tuesday, Thursday, April 2
- Cancelled: Earth Day at The Delta on Saturday, April 18
- Cancelled: MHCC Clean-up Day at MHCC on Friday, April 24th
- Postponed until fall: Community Planting Days in partnership with Friends of Trees.
- TBD: Postponed until summer/fall: Eco-Blitz at the Sandy River Delta
Again, we encourage everyone to keep informed of developments, as this situation is rapidly evolving. Sandy River Watershed Council will continue to follow and adhere to recommendations issued by the CDC and/or Public Health — Multnomah County. General inquiries can be made to email@example.com.
Public Health — Multnomah County Information COVID 19
Public Health — Multnomah County COVID-19 Daily Situation Reports
Oregon Health Authority — COVID 19 Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — COVID 19 Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — COVID 19 Travel FAQ