Photo: Tad Peacock, executive director; Aimé Merizon, outreach coordinator; and Erin Teubner, volunteer extraordinaire, kept safe distances while packing trees for the Spring Seedling Sale. A special thanks to all who participated and worked with us through our new policies and procedures during the sale. This fundraising event was very successful and we're humbled by the wonderful support of our community. THANK YOU!
Note from Tad Peacock, Executive Director
Greetings from the District office in downtown Beulah. No need to mention how challenging the pandemic has made the lives of everyone – we all feel it. As such, the BCD is doing its best to follow the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines in order to do our part in helping to mitigate the disease. While the staff is working largely from home, our goal here remains to be an information vector, a working partner, and an active participant in monitoring our valuable, local natural resources. We continue to be the environmental “go-to” office in our county and are dedicated to remaining available to our customers and community via new and adaptive avenues.
Our office will be open to the public, with adherent restrictions, on Monday, June 8th. This, of course, is subject to any new guidelines that may come out between now and the 8th. Restrictions include:
every visitor must wear a mask;
two people at a time, 6 feet apart from staff, are allowed in our small but cozy office;
and our staff meetings and other meetings will continue to be held virtually on Zoom
We apologize for any inconvenience these arrangements may cause. In the meantime, we all look forward to the ‘new normal’ starting as soon as humanly possible. There is a pathway out of this and together, we’ll see this through and come out the other side, perhaps stronger and hopefully a bit wiser.
As always, feel free to contact us with any questions and comments – and thanks for your continued support of the District!
For all those folks who are buying bare-root seedlings, and planning gardens and yardscapes, here's some great information, pointers, and general support from our wonderful forester, Kama Ross. To contact her call: 231.256.9783; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.