A Message to the WRMC Community:
The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting our communities, families, businesses, and daily routines. The situation is evolving at an astounding rate. In outdoor program parlance, we’re off the edge of our maps and the weather is changing fast.
Fortunately, our community of outdoor professionals is well-positioned to navigate in this rapidly changing landscape.
- We know that connection supports our health in all kinds of ways, and that the WRMC community has helped many of us persevere through daunting challenges before. Anything we can do to stay connected in these uncertain times will serve us well in the short and long-term. The WRMC community facebook page is one place to do that.
- Outdoor professionals know the importance of attending to small details--it matters if the batteries are fresh, if we’ve waterproofed the important stuff, if our hands are washed.
- We have all functioned in adversity and have practiced making decisions with limited information. We know that recognizing the unknowns is valuable, fearing them less so.
- We know that attitude is a choice, though the situation is not.
We are all on this expedition together. Over the coming months, the WRMC leadership team, in close consultation with public health experts, will continue monitoring and assessing the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on travel, health, and event planning.
Rest assured, planning for this October’s WRMC in Burlington, Vermont continues. The Steering Committee is currently reviewing conference proposals and putting together an exceptional educational agenda. If it becomes necessary to modify any aspect of this year’s conference, we commit to being both transparent about our decisions and timely with our communications.
Thank you for your ongoing support, patience, and positivity as we all navigate through this challenging time.