To our conservation community
There are a lot of words you can use to describe what’s been happening over the past few weeks. Unprecedented. Unbelievable. Scary. We’re all feeling the apprehension and uncertainty of COVID-19 in our lives. Now, more than ever, we need to do everything we can to keep one another safe and healthy.
Here are a few of the ways we are doing our part to take care of our nation-wide conservation community in this quickly evolving situation:
- We have developed an Incident Response Team that is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the guidance and best practices from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
- For our employees, we’ve created an online communications forum to keep everyone connected. It is updated regularly with measures that employees can take to protect their health, as well as the health of others. This includes general prevention measures, personal workspace hygiene, enhanced infection control protocols for offices and social distancing techniques. We’ve created opportunities for staff to work from home and provided them with technology solutions they need to work remotely, while maintaining a team atmosphere. We have requested that employees refrain from all air travel and have established quarantine protocols following personal travel.
- Many DUC fundraising events are held in the spring, and our volunteers have been spending countless hours preparing to host local fundraising events in communities across the country. However, we’ve made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone our in-person fundraising events until after April 30, 2020 to protect the health and safety of our volunteers and supporters.
Rest assured, we will continue to adapt to the current uncertainty by monitoring developments and adapting accordingly. Where we can, we will continue our work to conserve, restore and manage Canada’s wetlands, and look forward to resuming any delayed activities with our fellow conservationists when the time is right.
While the world around us is uncertain, we can take comfort in the fact that we have a strong staff team and a dedicated community of volunteers and supporters. To remain engaged with us consider following our social channels, download the My DUC™ app or sign up for our eDUC newsletter. You can also connect with us by phone at 1-800-665-DUCK (3825) or email firstname.lastname@example.org