Asbury Woods is here for you during this global health pandemic.
Thank you for your support of Asbury Woods. We know that Asbury Woods is important to you, your family and our community as a whole. As the world has changed around us, our leadership team has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have adapted and complied as local, regional and national guidance has changed. In accordance with Governor Wolf’s orders, the Nature Center is closed and our staff is working remotely, coming in only to perform essential and critical functions such as taking care of the animals that live in the Nature Center and handling any imminent safety needs at our building or on the trails.
While the Nature Center is closed and programming has been suspended, Asbury Woods is here for you. Our trails continue to be open dawn to dusk, allowing you to find calm, reassurance, beauty and joy in the wonders of nature. Study after study supports what those of us who love Asbury Woods already know, that time in nature is rejuvenating, relieves stress, helps us connect with those we love and keeps us mentally and physically fit. I hope you’ll use Asbury Woods as part of your toolkit to manage the uncertainties and stress of this health crisis.
Many have asked how they can help during this challenging time. As you can imagine, donations are critical to allowing us to maintain the Nature Center and outbuildings, ensure the live animals that call Asbury Woods home are safe and cared for, and to protect the 205 natural acres that make up Asbury Woods. If you’re able, please consider a donation to Asbury Woods.
Yours in health and wellness,
Jennifer Farrar, CFRE
As another way to keep you connected to Asbury Woods, we have pivoted to providing engaging online content to bring the natural world to you. Earlier this week we launched Virtual Visits on our website. Several times per week we’ll post new content direct from our education team: videos, project ideas, animal insights, nature exploration and more. We’re committed to finding new and innovative ways to continue our mission of environmental education, outdoor recreation and nature appreciation during this challenging time.
You can also help by sharing your nature experiences on social media to bring joy to others. Tag us on Facebook and Instagram with #asburywoodserie. We love knowing that you are including Asbury Woods in your efforts to stay healthy and your photos and videos just might inspire others to do the same.
Here’s a compilation of just a few of the photos that have been shared with us over the past week.