WAIVER - PLEASE READ THE VOLUNTEER ENTIRE WAIVER & RELEASE
I know that participating and/or volunteering in a physical activity event including lifting, grabbing, bending, and twisting and using physical skills to remove plant materials and debris utilizing grabbers, pokers etc. which can be potentially hazardous activities. I should not participate/volunteer unless I am medically able. I understand and assume all risks associated with participating and/or assisting in this Event and acknowledge it carries with it the potential for property loss, serious injury, or death. I understand the risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, falls, contact with other participants, lack of hydration, traffic, obstacles, fire, weather, bee stings or bites, defective equipment, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, coaches, event officials and event monitors, and/or Administrators of the event.
I acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and other public health authorities may recommend practicing social distancing at the time of this event. I further acknowledge that the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles, the Conservation Foundation nor the St. Charles Park District cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to event administrators, volunteers, suppliers, their friends, or their families. I voluntarily seek to participate in this event and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I acknowledge that I must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 while attending/participating in the Event
I hereby attest that:
* I am not experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
* I have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days.
* I have not traveled to a highly impacted area within the United States of America in the last 14 days.
* I do not believe I have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
* I have not been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities.
* I am following all CDC recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting my exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
Knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, promise not to sue, and waive, release and discharge the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles, the Conservation Foundation and/or the St. Charles Park District, event volunteers, any and all sponsors, including their agents, employees, assigns or anyone acting for or on their behalf, from any and all claims or liability for death, personal injury or property damage of any kind or nature whatsoever arising out of, or in the course of, my participation in this event including any liability that arises out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. This Release and Waiver extends to all claims of every kind or nature whatsoever, foreseen, or unforeseen, known, or unknown. The undersigned further grants full permission to the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles, the Conservation Foundation, and the St. Charles Park District, it's sponsors, and/or agents authorized by them to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures recording, or any other record of this event for any purpose. I acknowledge that the event organizers have the right to alter, change, cancel and/or postpone the event at their sole discretion.
I warrant that all statements made in this Release and Waiver are true and correct and I understand that the Releases have relied on them in allowing me to participate in the event. I have read the foregoing, understand its contents, and intentionally and voluntarily certify compliance by accepting this waiver. Applications for minors will be accepted only with a parent's signature. (If a parent or legal guardian is signing on behalf of a minor, then the parent/guardian agrees to defend and indemnify all persons and entities listed in the second paragraph of this Waiver & Release against any claim brought against them by that minor at any time, arising out of the minor's participation in this event.)