This past Labor Day the Upper Sangamon River Conservancy hosted a group of river lovers on one of my personal favorite float trip routes. Like most of the USRC’s trips, this one was open for all with canoes and kayaks provided free of charge to any participant, first come, first served. We put in at […]
On behalf of the Friends of Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial, we request the honor of your presence at the Dedication Celebration of the Lincoln Memorial Parkway Landscaping Project. You have followed The Friends of Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park, a committee of the Macon County Community Environmental Council, since it was formed to […]
The Annual Abe’s Race hosted by the Lincoln Heritage Water Trail Association was a great success for the 6th year! Enjoy a few images from the event. 2018 Abe’s River Race Slideshow from Treetop Productions, Inc. on Vimeo.
(Originally posted Monday, August 18, 2014 on the River Blog, this excerpt is reprinted here with permission from Scott Hays.) As much as I enjoy kayaking and canoeing, I also enjoy cycling the Sangamon Valley’s bike paths and county roads as they weave their way through forests, prairies, cornfields and crisscrossing the Sangamon River all the way. One […]
Besides birds that can be seen and heard while floating on the river itself, birding is good at: Carpenter Park, Springfield Centennial Park, Springfield Lincoln’s New Salem Historic Site , Petersburg — several miles of interconnected trails through forest and along Sangamon River. Lincoln’s New Salem H.S. is located about 2 miles south of Petersburg (map). […]
In 2009 the University of Illinois Springfield published a documentary by Illinois Springfield Professor Charles Schweighauser concerning Illinois’ Sangamon River. Watch it here. (Created by the Office of Electronic Media, copyright University of Illinois Springfield.)
Photos from the 2016 and 2017 float trips to learn about the geology and archaeology of the Sangamon River from Gudgel Bridge to Lincoln New Salem Historic Site. The events, organized by Lincoln Heritage Water Trail Association, were led by Dr. Michael Wiant.
Photo memories from the June 9 Celebration on the Sangamon
Mission The Sangamon River Alliance draws on the mutual interests of Alliance members to promote watershed conservation, education, and recreation in the Sangamon River watershed. Alliance activities may include, but not be limited to distributing information, cross-promoting programs, and encouraging the public to participate in Sangamon River Alliance organizations. Working together, members of the Sangamon […]