COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 virus, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods has canceled all public events and programs through the end of April. Additionally, Brushwood Center and the Brushwood Art Supply Exchange are now closed through the end of the April as well.  Our staff are working remotely during this time period and will be available via email or phone.

The safety and well-being of Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods’ visitors, event attendees and staff are our highest priority.  As an organization dedicated to bringing wellness to individuals and communities through nature and the arts, we are taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our region. 

All tickets purchased for events that take place during this time will be refunded, and affected ticket-holders will be contacted via email.  We are continuing to monitor news outlets and information from the Centers for Disease Control as we consider the status of programs taking place after April 15th and will keep you informed.  Please check our website and social media for future updates on information about program cancellations and building closures.  

Nature has never been more important for our well-being. 

From Vitamin D to stress reduction, our region’s natural areas offer beautiful, wide open spaces that increase immune system strength as well as our emotional resilience.  Read this article from Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, a physician who illuminates the critical role of nature during this pandemic. We will continue to advocate for and promote these health benefits in the coming weeks. 

Thank you for your support of Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods. We wish you strength and wellness in the coming weeks as we work together to protect our community.

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