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Wild Plants and You in the Times of COVID19 and the Essential Journey to Sustainability

With the current global spotlight on wild animal markets as a possible source of the COVID-19 epidemic, it is easy to forget that the biggest flows of “wildlife” in trade involve plants, not animals. This report summarises what is known about the trade

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6/19/20
Mt. Cuba Center’s COVID-19 Reopening Playbook for Employee Safety and Health

Mt. Cuba Center is intent on keeping our employees, guests, and business partners safe while at Mt. Cuba Center.

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6/8/20
Atlanta Botanical Garden Plan for Reopening

This document is a working blueprint for reopening the Atlanta Botanical Garden safely

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5/21/20
Public Reopening Plan Summary Template

This is intended as an EXTERNAL AUDIENCE SUMMARY for review by governing jurisdiction officials prior to approving reopening and/or for public notice.

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5/5/20
Request to Reopen Holden Arboretum Grounds

Following the Governor’s announcement on the re-opening trajectory for Ohio, see Holden Forests & Gardens request to reopen the Arboretum grounds on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

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5/5/20
Reopening a Public Garden After the Coronavirus Shutdown

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, we are all looking forward to the future and a return to normalcy.

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5/5/20
AAM Preparing and Considering to Re-Open Resources

The American Alliance of Museums recommends that museums build flexible plans for reopening that are regularly reviewed and refined based on the latest science.

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4/29/20
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Plan

This Plan is intended to outline plans for preparing for emergencies and for immediate response and short-term recovery efforts in an emergency.

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12/5/19
Green Events Policies at the Garden

The North Carolina Botanical Center has created a step-by-step guide on how to plan for a low-waste event. This is an example of a policy that ensures garden staff plan events with sustainability in mind.

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8/22/19
Minimizing Visitor Injury Risk

Visitor personal injury claims can be costly and very damaging to a public garden’s reputation. They can be much more frequent than employee injury claims and employee safety programs are not sufficient to protect visitors.

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11/4/15