Your safety and enjoyment of the sanctuary during your visit is very important to us. The protection of the natural environment and the safety of the creatures that live in the sanctuary is also important to us. For that reason please follow the following safety and courtesy guidelines during your visit.
- Until the Covid 19 influenze outbreak is controlled, please respect social distancing while encountering others in the sanctuary. Please have a mask with you during your visit.
- The purpose of the sanctuary is to give our guests an opportunity to experience the restorative nature of spending time in the natural environment. As such we ask that you refrain from playing loud music, sports activities, and other activities that might be disruptive to others and the environment.
- Picnicing is allowed at the sanctuary. Please remove any trash that you create.
- Camping and overnight use are not permitted. We ask that you leave the sanctuary by 30 minutes after sundown. Please enjoy the sunset.
- Swimming and ice skating are prohibited. There may be snapping turtles in the pond.
- Trail bikes are not allowed on the trails. Because some of the trails can be narrow and because the tires contribute to erosion we ask that you not ride trail bikes in the sanctuary.
- Pets are allowed in the sanctuary. Please keep any pets on a leash and be sensitive to the needs of others.
- Smoking, vaping, and the use of recreational drugs is prohibited.
- Soliciting for the purpose of selling goods, promoting political candidates or religious philosophy, or promoting upcoming events are prohibited both verbally and by us of posters, flyers, or circulars.
To help us protect the natural environment of the sanctuary we ask that you follow these guidelines.
- Please do not collect or damage plants, mushrooms, moss, etc. by picking, collecting, damaging, or disturbing them or their plant parts.
- Do not plant any seeds or plants in the sanctuary without first obtaining approval. If you would like to plant something in the sanctuary, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review your request with our naturalist and get back to you.
- Please do not release any animals in the sanctuary. Although the sanctuary may look like a great home for a pet that you've outgrown or a rodent you've trapped in a live trap, we ask that you not turn them loose in the sanctuary. Both native and non-native animals can upset the balance of of the sanctuary ecology.
- Please do not feed or leave food for animals in the sanctuary.
- Although they're not living the rocks, soil, water and dead plant parts are a part of the sanctuary ecosystem. We ask that you not disturb or remove them either.
- No dumping of construction debris or household waste is permitted in the sanctuary. Our goal is to give the creatures living in the sanctuary a safe place free from environmental challenges.