UPDATE ON BCCD COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN (9/14/20)
- Sites Open to Public Use:
- Spencer Conservation Area
- Lib Conservation Area
- Distillery Road Conservation Area
- Ipsen Road and Newburg Village Conservation Areas
- Kinnikinnick Creek Conservation Area HORSE TRAIL IS OPEN
- Long Prairie Trail
- Brown Conservation Park
- Tuttle Clarkson Natural Area
- Edwards Park & Conservation Area
- Piscasaw Fen Conservation Area
- Funderburg Conservation Area
- Beaver Bluffs Conservation Area and Hammertime Dog Park
- All other Conservation Areas are closed to public use.
- Most outdoor restrooms are now open for use.
- Shelters are open for use for groups of up to 50 people.
- Everyone needs to practice social distancing – follow all Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommendations.
- Please bring your own hand sanitizer and use it before and after touching any surface, such as benches, tables, garbage containers, or other similar surfaces.
- Be especially mindful if you are geocaching. Wear disposable gloves and sanitize all surfaces before and after touching. Wash your hands! Do not engage in this activity if you are experiencing any sign of illness.
- Keep all pets leashed and under control and come prepared to clean up after your pet.
- If you drive to a BCCD conservation area, please observe the number of vehicles in the parking areas. If 50% or more parking spaces are full please consider delaying your visit or going to a different conservation area.
- If you plan to attend a Board of Trustees meeting of the Boone County Conservation District, please advise us of your attendance at least twenty-four hours in advance by calling our office at (815)547-7935. This is necessary to provide proper distancing of six feet to meet the requirements of the State of Illinois, during all public meetings.
BCCD Programs and Activities
- All BCCD Shelter Reservations and Special Use Permits are cancelled until further notice.
- All BCCD programs and volunteer events are cancelled or postponed until further notice.
Administration Center Infectious Disease Outbreak Response Plan
The Boone County Conservation District is re-opening the Administrative Office on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020. We have strived to create a re-opening plan that allows our visitors and staff to interact safely. These are the protocols we have put in place, following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and/or the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidance:
- All visitors shall wear a mask while inside the building – except for those that have medical limitations.
- Any person who displays or has symptoms of Covid-19 is asked to remain outside the building.
- Only two (2) visitors are allowed inside the building at a time. No children allowed in the building.
- All visitors will remain six (6) feet from staff or other visitors (social distancing minimum standard) We have placed social distancing markers on the floor “X.”
- Portions of the Administrative Office will remain closed to the public, including the interpretive displays, live animal exhibits, and employee office spaces. These areas will be posted for employees only.
- Restrooms and commonly touched surfaces inside the Administrative Office will be frequently wiped down and/or cleaned.
- These protocols will remain in effect during Phase III of the Restore Illinois plan.
We look forward to assisting our patrons and are grateful for everyone’s kindness and consideration!