All members of Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation have transitioned to telecommuting as of 3/17/2020 while striving to maintain day to day operations, fundraising, and programming initiatives.
In the best interest of the health and safety of our community members, all programs and events have been cancelled until 4/23/2020. This includes the Discover Your Parks Walks on Thursday, 4/2/2020, 4/9/2020, and 4/16/2020. We encourage all community members to continue utilizing their parks and open spaces while practicing safe and responsible social distancing.
To continue providing valuable in-park experience to the members of our community, we will be creating and distributing virtual park outlines, blog posts, Park of the Week videos, and more. To support these new initiatives, please make a gift to the Innovation and Inspiration Fund. Your contribution can help bring us closer together through new connections to our natural spaces.
In order to protect the best interests of our program participants, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation has been working diligently to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. However, after much deliberation and consideration, the Parks Foundation has moved to cancel all programs and special events through the end of March 2020.
As new information is provided by the CDC, Health Department and the Board of Directors, the Parks Foundation will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our workplace and community. Please make sure to follow our social media pages and sign-up for our newsletter to receive real-time notifications and updates about our programs and events.
Listed below are additional precautions and program cancellations being implemented to help reduce the spread of the cold, flu and COVID-19.
Spring Break Science Camp:
Cancelled for March
Cancelled. Additional information will be provided to camp participants directly via email.
Dementia Friendly Nature Walks:
Tuesdays, Cancelled Until June 2020
In partnership with the Parks Foundation, The Sanford Center for Aging takes seriously the public health concerns about the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) and the special risks it poses to elders, adults living with chronic diseases, and their caretakers. Because of this, the Dementia Friendly Nature Walks will be postponed until at least June 1, 2020. We will contact participants directly when the program is scheduled to resume.
Please be assured that our mission of serving elders will not change as we do everything we can during this challenging time to continue serving the community. We encourage everyone to take precautions for your own protection and safety as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Washoe County Health District.
To continuously support the health and well-being of our community, the Sanford Center for Aging will be readily available via social media (Facebook) and email at email@example.com.
Members Only Birding Event & Hike:
Cancelled for March 21st
Cancelled. Additional information will be provided to registered participants via email.
Hike with a Shelter Dog Day:
Cancelled for March 30th
Cancelled. Additional information about any potential rescheduling will be posted on our website and social media pages.
Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge:
Cancelled for March 28th
The Washoe Lake Sand Dune Hike is cancelled for March. More information to follow regarding hikes from April-December.
Jr. Naturalist Program:
Cancelled for April 11th
Cancelled for April 11th with re-evaluation pending closer to May.
Discover Your Parks Walks:
Regular Schedule: Thursdays, April - September
Continuing as scheduled for now with re-evaluation pending closer to April.
Summer Science Camp
Regular Schedule: June 8th - August 7th
For now, continuing as scheduled.
The Parks Foundation is still open and operating as usual with the following precautions in place:
Increasing the amount of regular cleaning and disinfecting at all office locations.
Asking members and staff to stay home if they (or someone in their home) are feeling sick.
Evaluating and preparing Tele-Service options as needed.
Promoting good hygiene in the workplace including:
Washing your hands often with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Sneezing into your elbow, shirt or tissue instead of using your hands.
Avoiding shaking hands.
Avoiding close contact with a sick person, if possible (6ft of space).
Avoiding touching your face or mouth.
Cleaning and disinfecting areas that might be infected with flu germs, especially any shared surfaces including doorknobs, handles, and light switches, as well as other hard surfaces in your workspace and frequently used items.
The Parks Foundation will continue updating our website and social media with additional information about upcoming programming, events, and overall operations. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us!
Phone: (775) 410 - 1702