Macon County Conservation District

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

Macon County Conservation District

Programs & Activities

Events located at Rock Springs Conservation Area and open to all ages unless otherwise indicated. Register online by noon, unless otherwise noted.

Candlelight Tour

Homestead Prairie Farm 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Electricity and modern conveniences were not always at our fingertips. Glimpse what an evening in the 1860s was like at Homestead Prairie Farm, lit by candlelight and lamplight, as guides in period clothing walk you through the home.

Fall Volunteer Restoration Day

Griswold Conservation Area 2435 County Road 2100 E, Blue Mound, IL

Volunteers are requested to assist natural resources staff with bush honeysuckle removal at Griswold Conservation Area. This workday will involve cutting shrubs while walking over uneven terrain through woodlands.

Harvest Wreath Craft

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Adults are invited to create an autumn-themed wreath to hang in your home and welcome the season with a splash of fall color.

Preschool Peepers: Fall Color

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Why do the leaves change color in the fall? Learn [...]

Audubon Society Meeting

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Open to all. This month's topic is Update on Illinois River Health and Management by Ryan Grosso, Prairie Rivers Network, Water Resources Associate.

Changing Seasons Homeschool Class

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Homeschool students will spend time indoors and outdoors, investigating concepts and engaging with nature.

Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

The business offices will be closed the day after Thanksgiving. Trails at all five conservation areas and Rock Springs Nature Center will be open.

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Dulcimer Club

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Dulcimer Club Meetings at Rock Springs Nature Center offer a perfect opportunity to rediscover musical interests and talents.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House

Oglesby Mansion 421 W. William St., Decatur, IL

Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.

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The Magic Stump Documentary Film Showing

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Join the Decatur Audubon Society and Chicago filmmaker Bob Dolgan for a showing of the new documentary, The Magic Stump.

Audubon Society Meeting

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Open to all. This month is the premiere of The Magic Stump with Bob Dolgan, documentary film maker. Help us celebrate the Holidays with refreshments after this special presentation.

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