Letter from the Executive Director About the Closing of the Center at Glastonbury
March 20, 2020
The Connecticut Audubon Society has made the difficult decision to close the Center at Glastonbury permanently starting July 1, 2020.
The Center has received steadfast support and loyalty from many Connecticut Audubon members, but unfortunately it has been operating at a financial deficit that is no longer sustainable, a situation that has not been helped by the current COVID-19-related financial crisis.
We will start planning for a transition to a virtual center, which would allow us to continue to serve the community with conservation programming and activities in partnership with other conservation organizations in the region. We’re hopeful that it will allow us to maintain our presence in the greater Hartford region in a meaningful way.
Closing the center is not a decision we made lightly or quickly. We are all truly saddened at having to make the decision.
Summer camp will not be held as scheduled; we will refund camp fees to those who have registered.
Programming at the center has been curtailed because of COVID-19.
Plans are being made to relocate the center’s animals, either at other Connecticut Audubon facilities or elsewhere.
Earle Park, the property adjacent to the Center, is a Glastonbury Town facility and is unaffected by our decision.
If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kate Reamer, the director of the Center at Glastonbury (email@example.com).