Macon County Conservation District

Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708
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Featured & Upcoming Events at Macon County Conservation District

Christmas Tea at the Oglesby Mansion

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Geminid Meteor Shower

Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Trip to Starved Rock for Eagle Viewing

Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Winter Nature Journaling

Sunday, January 29, 2023 | 2:00 pm

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Macon County Conservation District Areas

View More Information About Rock Springs Conservation Area
View More Information About Rock Springs Nature Center
View More Information About Friends Creek Conservation Area
View More Information About Griswold Conservation Area
View More Information About Sand Creek Conservation Area
View More Information About Fort Daniel Conservation Area

News & Announcements

Friends Creek Campground reservations are now online!

Reservations for the Friends Creek Campground can be made online by clicking here. The new system will provide a smooth and efficient reservation process for campers. In addition to this update, many other improvements have been made at Friends Creek Campground that we are eager to share with you!

Trail Conditions

All trails are currently open.  For Sand Creek trail availability, you may also call the Sand Creek Trail Conditions Hotline at (217) 421-7493.

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.

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See what's happening this Winter!

The new Winter 2022 Prairie Islander is available on our website.

www.maconcountyconservation.org/
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See whats happening this Winter!

The new Winter 2022 Prairie Islander is available on our website.

https://www.maconcountyconservation.org/

The South Wheatland Fire Department hosted a rope rescue training at Rock Springs Conservation Area last week. As part of that training, they invited other fire departments to work with their firefighters on conducting rescues on slopes and trails near the Bottling Plant.

We are happy to work with them to make that training opportunity possible. Thank you for the work you do!
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The South Wheatland Fire Department hosted a rope rescue training at Rock Springs Conservation Area last week. As part of that training, they invited other fire departments to work with their firefighters on conducting rescues on slopes and trails near the Bottling Plant.

We are happy to work with them to make that training opportunity possible. Thank you for the work you do!Image attachment
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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

To promote the conservation of natural and cultural resources by acquiring, maintaining, and restoring natural areas and cultural sites so as to leave them unimpaired for future generations.

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