Message from our Executive Director on COVID-19
UPDATE (March 30, 2020): Our Herring Run Nursery is closed until further notice and will no longer be accepting online orders.
Dear Friends of Blue Water Baltimore,
In light of recent recommendations for reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Blue Water Baltimore has implemented the following cautionary measures to help protect our staff, volunteers, partners, and customers:
- Beginning Monday, March 16 through the end of the month, Blue Water Baltimore office staff will work remotely. All staff are encouraged to practice social distancing and postpone or cancel external meetings.
- Effectively immediately, our Herring Run Native Plant Nursery is closed to the general public through the end of March. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, our nursery staff will take plant orders via email: [email protected]. Please include plant name, size, and quantity of your desired plants.
- Plant material pick-up at the nursery will be by appointment only, to be scheduled when an order is confirmed. Payment will be processed at the time of pick-up. Please refer to our Online Availability for our current inventory. Additionally, all nursery volunteer activities have been canceled.
- We have made the difficult but prudent decision to cancel or postpone all volunteer events through April 11th. We will update our online calendars on a weekly basis as we make decisions. We will also reschedule our Evening With Your Waterkeeper event originally planned for April 7th at the University of Baltimore.
We take these measures to be a responsible member of our community and to place the well-being of our staff and volunteers first. We are grateful for the support of our friends, donors, volunteers, and partners. We will communicate any changes as they arise, and we invite you to stay connected with us via social media and our email updates.
Thank you so much for continuing to support Blue Water Baltimore. We ask all of our supporters, volunteers and partners to be safe, practice responsible social distancing, and take any symptoms seriously. We’re all in this together.