March 25, 2020
Dear Rogers Center enthusiast,
We are very fortunate to live in upstate New York and to have access to such diverse outdoor environments. Having access to a beautiful property like Rogers Center with more than 6-miles of hiking trails and 600-acres of land, water and air makes this place even more special. With the NYS DOH recommended social distancing and precautions during this public health issue, our property can be especially important during this time. Although Rogers Center has had to cancel in-person programs and events through at least April 14th, staff and volunteers continue to focus on mission, even from a distance.
The trails at Rogers Center continue to be open and accessible while the fish feeders continue to be maintained for your enjoyment. We are facing some new challenges by visitors—namely people bringing their dogs and fishing poles, not maintaining a six foot distance from others as Department of Health recommends. Please remember “You can get it – you can transmit it” and that you should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and PLEASE NOTE NYS law does not permit fishing or dogs on property.
Please also remember spring and summer may be among the worst times with regards to possible tick bites, so please be sure to check yourself and use preventive measures such as appropriate clothing and repellents. Information about tick prevention is at https://www.dec.ny.gov/public/111538.html
Stop the Spread Save Lives. https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov
Information concerning the trails at Rogers Center can be found here: https://friendsofrogers.org/visit/trails/
Please be well and keep your feet on the ground while reaching for the stars.
The Friends of Rogers Center Board of Directors
Daniel Auwarter, President; John Pumilio, Vice President; T.J. Moorehead, Treasurer; Adam Schoonmaker, Secretary; Sharon Pelosi; Carol Smith; Chris Rossi; Shaunastar Hyle; Lukas Brown; Andrew Pattison; Constance Hasko; Owen Tallman; Marsha Guzewich; Eric Diefenbacher; Dianne Daugherty; Simon Solomon, Executive Director