Things to Know When Visiting Salter Farm

  • Complete Waiver of Liability Forms
    • Everyone participating in SaFER activities must complete a waiver of Liability form, e.g., parents must complete form for each of your children.
    • Click for printable copy of form
      • Read the Form
      • Insert Date of Visit to Salter Farm on page one, second line
      • Date and sign on page two as appropriate
    • All forms should be submitted to Mrs. Mariya Khmelenko, the IQSE Business Coordinator, in Room 562. If completing close to the date of visit or on the day of visit, please give completed form to guide at Salter Farm, e.g., Dr. Robert Brick or Mr. Robert Scully who will then give forms to Mrs. Khmelenko.
  • "Beware of" List: While it is impossible to list all possible hazards, here are a few:
    • Watch all children at all times, especially if near the water.
    • Caution re: old buildings, they are old!-- possible hazards old wells, rusty nails, loose boards, etc. watch were you are walking.
    • Re: natural vegetation: Do NOT eat any of it, even if you believe you know what you will be eating.
    • Watch out for poison ivy--"leaves of three, let it be!"
    • Watch out for Snakes-- there are poisonous snakes on the property including rattle snakes, copperheads, water moccasins (a.k.a cotton mouths), and coral snakes. The rattlesnakes have been seen hanging out in the rock outcoppings--i.e., don't go running up to jump on the rocks (look before you leap)!
    • Wild Hogs have been seen on the property, stay away from them
    • The cats seen in and around the building are feral (WILD), do not corner them or they will defend themselves.
    • The river can be dangerous, with strong undertows, excerise extreme caution around all water, e.g., do not get too close to the waters edge, etc..
  • "Take note of" List
    • Map of property detailing parking and various areas of interest at Salter Farm. Click for Map.
    • Nature Trail--path is marked with plants/trees identified for your convenience.
    • Restrooms--one will be available, best to go before you come.
    • Note the working windmill, antique farm machinery, etc. specifically the designs used pre-gasline engine era. Click for list of antique equipment on SaFER property.
    • Convenient downloadable identification guides for Plants and wildlife found on the property: Wildflowers.

Last update: June 16, 2014

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