Macon County Conservation District

Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708
[email protected]

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Featured & Upcoming Events at Macon County Conservation District

Independence Day 1860

Saturday, June 29, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Summer Concert Series: Hood Family Band

Sunday, June 30, 2024 | 7:00 pm

Summer Concert Series: Corn & Cotton

Sunday, July 14, 2024 | 7:00 pm

News & Announcements

Grant for Bike Trail Renovations

On Thursday, May 16, the Macon County Conservation District hosted a public open house to give residents a chance to review plans for renovations to a portion of the Rock Springs-Fairview Bike Trail as well as improvements to Steven's Creek. The primary objectives of this project are to stabilize [...]

Rock Springs Bike Trail Closure

IMPORTANT NOTICE After all the recent rains, our crews discovered a culvert on the bike trail had damage, and the surrounding soil and rock has begun to erode away. For the safety of our bikers, hikers, and visitors, we will be closing a portion of the bike trail for the [...]

Giving Tuesday

Giving Back This Giving Tuesday Giving a little helps a lot. On Giving Tuesday, people all around the world do their part to give back! This year, we're asking for your support to help us protect and conserve the natural resources of our community. Your donations will help us to: [...]

New bus route to Rock Springs Nature Center

We are thrilled to announce a brand-new city bus route connecting downtown Decatur to Rock Springs Conservation Area! This trial route will stop at Rock Springs on weekdays, seven different times throughout the day: 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, and 10am, and 4:00, 4:30, and 5:00pm. To encourage people to visit us, [...]

Conservation Area Hours

Conservation Areas are open 7am to sunset, every day of the year (pending "Trail Conditions" above). Pets are welcome, but must be leashed at all times.

Upcoming Events

Macon County Conservation District in Macon County, Illinois

The Macon County Conservation District invites you to visit the many natural areas in Macon County, Illinois, including Rock Springs Nature Center, which offers nature programs, special activities, nature hikes, summer camps, music programs, conference rooms for all ages throughout the year in Decatur, Illinois.

Macon County Conservation District is your entryway to more than 3,600 acres of nature, historic sites, wildlife, and outdoor recreation. Hiking and bird watching are just some of the activities you can enjoy at Macon County conservation areas.  Visit Rock Springs Nature Center to experience exhibits, live animals, or nature center events offered year-round.

Browse all Programs & Events to find out what’s happening throughout your Macon County Conservation District.

Our Mission

The mission of the Macon County Conservation District is to promote the conservation of natural and cultural resources by acquiring, maintaining, and restoring areas of natural and cultural significance within Macon County, and to protect and preserve those spaces for the education, recreation, and enjoyment of all its citizens in perpetuity.

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