Travis Audubon Activities & COVID-19

Updated January 6, 2022, 11:00am

Austin-Travis County is currently in Stage 5 restrictions.

We encourage everyone to keep informed of COVID developments and CDC guidelines and respond accordingly. Any updates to our programs and activities will be posted on our website, www.travisaudubon.org. General inquires can be made to info@travisaudubon.org or 512-300-2473.

Thank you for your patience and support. We want to hear from you about any concerns, and encourage you to both practice “social distancing” and to spend time in nature to relieve stress and anxiety. Please continue to act with kindness and consider the needs of those in our community who might be the most vulnerable to this disease.

Sincerely,
Nicole Netherton, Executive Director, nicole@travisaudubon.org
Eric Stager, Board President


SANCTUARIES

Baker continues to be open to members only, while Blair Woods is open to the public daily, 10 am – 4 pm. At both properties, you will need to sign in using a QR code provided on the sign in. This can be done by scanning the code with the camera function of a smart phone. Members will receive an email that contains more specific information about Sanctuary hours and operations.

IN-PERSON EVENTS POLICY

Under Stage 2 and 3 restrictions, we permit in-person events with the following guidelines:

  • Attendees must register in advance unless otherwise stated in event description. People who show up unexpectedly, including guests of registrants who have not registered, will be turned away.
  • Anyone feeling sick, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or who knows they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 must stay home.
  • Masks are optional, although strongly recommended for unvaccinated individuals.
  • Groups must be 10 individuals or fewer unless otherwise indicated by instructor/trip leader.
  • Attendees who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to:
    • not share equipment with people outside your household
    • not to share transportation to or from the event with anyone not in their immediate household
    • socially distance with other attendees

Under Stage 4 restrictions, we permit in-person events with the following guidelines:

  • Event must be outdoors.
  • Masks are required.
  • Attendees must register in advance. People who show up unexpectedly, including guests of registrants who have not registered, will be turned away.
  • Anyone feeling sick, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or who knows they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 must stay home.
  • Groups must be 10 individuals or fewer unless otherwise indicated by instructor/trip leader.
  • Individuals who aren’t fully vaccinated are encouraged to avoid events at this time, consistent with Travis County’s COVID-19 risk-based guidelines.

Under Stage 5 restrictions, we will not hold in-person events.

Contact: Caley Zuzula, Program Manager (caley@travisaudubon.org)

 

Volunteer Assignments

  • Travis Audubon has volunteer opportunities that align with our in-person events policy or that can be performed remotely. Volunteers will be notified via email about potential assignments.

Contact: Caley Zuzula, Program Manager (caley@travisaudubon.org)

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Committee meetings and classes

  • Committee meetings, classes, and Speaker Series will occur virtually until further notice. Committee chairs, instructors, and/or TAS staff liaisons will contact volunteers directly with more information regarding specific meetings and events.

Contact: Judith Allen, Finance and Operations Manager (judith@travisaudubon.org)