Welcome back everyone
Shropshire Wildlife Trust is at the heart of many of our communities, when in normal times we would welcome tens of thousands of people each year onto our 40 nature reserves across Shropshire & Telford, at our small Shrewsbury visitor centre and café and to the hundreds of events we hold for families, individuals and businesses at sites across the region.
Paramount is the health and safety of our numerous stakeholders. Therefore, we are sharing our approach to re-opening Shropshire Wildlife Trust with everyone to ensure you feel comfortable interacting with us again as we welcome everyone back.
This Covid-19 ‘Welcome Back’ pack helps to explain the steps we are taking but at the time of writing, of course we still don’t know what our ‘new normal’ will be.
Since the start of the crisis and with nature proven to help health and wellness, all but one of our reserves remained open and well used. Approximately half of our staff remained working, for instance delivering topical Wednesday podcasts (still available on our You Tube channel) and promoting Wildlife Trust campaigns via our social media channels. Others have been managing our sites, numerous nature-based projects and in preparing our buildings to enable their safe use, whilst some have continued our work on memberships and necessary finance-related needs. And our volunteers, without which much of our work cannot be accomplished have recently been returning, albeit in smaller groups.
To everyone who supports Shropshire Wildlife Trust, we thank you sincerely.
We want to welcome everyone back and our approaches are likely to evolve and therefore this pack updated. We welcome your feedback and please feel free to contact us with ideas and suggestions for improvement.
Colin Preston, CEO Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Kirsten Mould, Chair of Trustees