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

Canoe Big Creek

Saturday, October 8, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Nature Journaling

Sunday, October 9, 2022 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fall Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Candlelight Tour

Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 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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We still have a few openings left for our new Nature Journaling program! You don't need to be an artist to enjoy this fun opportunity. Be sure to register today.

$10/person, supplies included.

www.maconcountyconservation.org/events/nature-journaling/
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We still have a few openings left for our new Nature Journaling program!  You dont need to be an artist to enjoy this fun opportunity.  Be sure to register today.  

$10/person, supplies included.

https://www.maconcountyconservation.org/events/nature-journaling/

Last call!

Don't miss our last Big Creek canoe outing of the season, this Saturday! We will meet at noon at Cannon Park on South Baltimore Avenue, Decatur.
All equipment will be provided.

$25/canoe, register online by tomorrow, October 7:
www.maconcountyconservation.org/events/canoe-big-creek-2022-10-08/
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Last call!  

Dont miss our last Big Creek canoe outing of the season, this Saturday!  We will meet at noon at Cannon Park on South Baltimore Avenue, Decatur.  
All equipment will be provided.

$25/canoe, register online by tomorrow, October 7:
https://www.maconcountyconservation.org/events/canoe-big-creek-2022-10-08/

Sales for deer herd management permits will not be available in the Rock Springs Nature center this Thursday (10/06) and Friday (10/07) but will still be available online.

www.maconcountyconservation.org/habitat-restoration/deer-herd-management/
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Sales for deer herd management permits will not be available in the Rock Springs Nature center this Thursday (10/06) and Friday (10/07) but will still be available online. 

https://www.maconcountyconservation.org/habitat-restoration/deer-herd-management/

Ready to tap into your creativity while exploring the natural world around you? Join us this Sunday from 2-4pm as two of our very talented Naturalists will teach you some journaling techniques and how to document your observations. Then you will head outside to put your creativity and new skills to use!

No experience needed. Beginners welcome!
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Ready to tap into your creativity while exploring the natural world around you?  Join us this Sunday from 2-4pm as two of our very talented Naturalists will teach you some journaling techniques and how to document your observations.  Then you will head outside to put your creativity and new skills to use!  

No experience needed.  Beginners welcome!

In honor of World Teacher Day, we invite teachers and students to book a field trip to one of our five MCCD properties! We can host a program adapted to the age and needs of your group that will complement your science curriculum with hands-on learning.

We also offer homeschool programs where students will spend time indoors and outdoors, investigating concepts and engaging with nature.

Bus funding an issue? The Decatur Audubon Society offer grants for funding bus transportation to and from MCCD properties!

For details on programs and field trips, visit: www.maconcountyconservation.org/education/

For information on Decatur Audubon Society bus funding, visit: bit.ly/3fMr32w
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In honor of World Teacher Day, we invite teachers and students to book a field trip to one of our five MCCD properties!  We can host a program adapted to the age and needs of your group that will complement your science curriculum with hands-on learning.  

We also offer homeschool programs where students will spend time indoors and outdoors, investigating concepts and engaging with nature.  

Bus funding an issue?  The Decatur Audubon Society offer grants for funding bus transportation to and from MCCD properties!

For details on programs and field trips, visit: https://www.maconcountyconservation.org/education/

For information on Decatur Audubon Society bus funding, visit: https://bit.ly/3fMr32w

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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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