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Conservation Minnesota working remotely during COVID-19

by Paul Austin,
Executive Director

During these unprecedented times—as COVID-19 continues to spread within our state and nation—Conservation Minnesota is taking measures to protect our staff, the communities in which we work, and all Minnesotans. We will continue to monitor and follow the recommendations of the CDC as well as state officials as the situation continues to evolve.

Starting this morning, the Conservation Minnesota office is closed until further notice and our staff will work remotely. While schedules will fluctuate as we provide for our employees to care for out-of-school children or sick family members, our work will continue. We are working on ways to move to virtual platforms, as much of our work to protect the Minnesota we all love involves in-person interactions.

All Conservation Minnesota sponsored and co-sponsored events have been canceled for the next several weeks and our team of regional managers will not be attending any in-person meetings. Staff will work to transition some events to virtual meetings. Additionally, during the month-long recess at the state Capitol our policy team will work remotely, coordinating efforts and strategies for when the legislature returns.

We will continue to communicate about the conservation issues you care about. We have always believed in finding the common-ground and productive solutions to our state’s most important conservation challenges and we will do our best to provide positive stories during this difficult time.