Press Release

May 24, 2020

Dear Tyler Supporter,

Thank you for your assistance in contacting your PA legislators regarding HB 2489 and the Quinn Amendment – we are pleased to report that your voices have been heard loud and clear!

Later this week, the House is scheduled to vote on the bill. While we anticipate that the bill may undergo several rounds of revisions in the days ahead, we are hopeful that arboreta and public gardens throughout the state will be able to re-open safely and responsibly.  Please continue to check our website and your inbox for alerts as we plan for a limited re-opening for Tyler members only in the coming weeks.

With so many factors about COVID-19 still being unknown and the fact that so many aspects of the summer camp experience are incompatible with limited group sizes and social distancing, Tyler has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 summer camp program.  We are working hard to keep campers engaged during the summer months with a series of fun, try-this-at-home activities, so please continue to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. We look forward to welcoming our campers back to Tyler in 2021!


Mandy Santiago
Executive Director

P.S. Please stay safe. If you need any information about COVID-19, please call 1-877-PA-HEALTH or visit