March 2020: A Message from the Director

Dear Wolf River Conservancy friend,

We are all adapting to the “Safer at Home” ordinance currently expected to be in place until April 7th.  The ordinance may be extended further if deemed necessary. Previously, we announced the postponement of our Wolf River Restoration Series activities planned for March. Due to the uncertainty surrounding a possible extension of “Safer at Home” and in the best interest of our community, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our April activities as well.

In our March newsletter, you will see a more comprehensive article about our COVID-19 response, how you can contact Wolf River Conservancy staff members, and suggested ways to help our community.  The WRC staff continues to work remotely, individual and as a team, to advance our mission and work.

During this health crisis, the work and mission of the Wolf River Conservancy now appears more important than ever.  Our abundant, clean drinking water, as well as being outdoors to exercise and connect with nature, is vital for our physical and mental health.  The good news is that we can go outside to run, walk, bike, and take in the sights and sounds of spring. We have seen a greater number of visitors on the Wolf River Greenway recently, and our construction partners are continuing to build additional miles which will be opening soon during 2020.

If you are using the Wolf River Greenway, we would like to remind of some of the ways to be safe and courteous during your visit:

Limit your groups to two people, except for minor children accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Keep six feet of distance between yourself and others at all times.

Runners and bikers should verbally signal their approach as soon as they see a hiker or pedestrian, well before they are six feet away.

Help us keep the Wolf River Greenway clean……please dispose of trash appropriately.

We have frequently referred to the Wolf River Greenway as a way to connect communities.  During this public health crisis, we are seeing that this is very true as people all over the city take advantage of this wonderful public outdoor space.  Please remember we appreciate and need your financial support so we can continue to deliver on our mission now and for future generations. It is easy to donate by visiting

Thanks for your continued support, and stay well!

Keith Cole


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