Photo Credit: Jerome Eno

Schuylkill Center response to COVID-19 coronavirus situation

Photo Credit: Jerome Eno

Photo Credit: Jerome Eno

The Schuylkill Center remains closed through June 4 as mandated by Governor Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order. This closure includes the Visitor Center and Nature Preschool.  

All on-site programming has been suspended through the end of May. We will update our website with future plans as they unfold. At this writing, we still intend on holding a full summer of Camp Schuylkill, and will make any determination here when we get closer to its June opening.

Due to a member of our Wildlife Clinic staff having recently confirmed contact with the Coronavirus, we are unable to fully staff the Clinic at this time.  For that reason, we are forced to close until further notice and are unable to accept any injured animals. We appreciate your continued support and understanding at this difficult time.  If you do encounter a wild animal in distress, call the Clinic’s 24-Hour Wildlife Hotline at 215-482-7300 option 2. If you have found an animal you believe to be orphaned, call the Wildlife Hotline before attempting to contain the animal, and we can help you determine what action to take.

Our trails are open dawn to dusk, every day. Enjoying sunshine and fresh air will help get us through this unusual time, as nature alleviates stress and anxiety. Please practice appropriate physical distancing while on the trails and give those around you at least 6 feet of space—one full stretched turkey vulture, to be exact! As per the governor’s and CDC’s recommendations, please wear a mask when walking our trails.

We ask you to keep the nearby roads safe by parking appropriately in designated lots and take all of your trash and belongings with you when you leave. Please also keep your pets at home.

Thank you again for enjoying the Schuylkill Center.