Land Conservation Foundation’s Stewardship Saturdays

Sangamon River Corridor Preserve 802 Allerton Rd, Monticello

Join the Land Conservation Foundation's Stewardship Saturdays at its Sangamon River Corridor Reserve near Monticello. Meet at the Sangamon River Corridor Reserve on Allerton Road, just west of the Monticello Golf Club, from 9:00-11:00 am. Interested volunteers need only bring a pair of work gloves and their drinking water or snacks, if desired.  LCF will have any tools if necessary.

Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial–Restoration Work Day

Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial 39.805351, -89.104150, Decatur

We are removing bush honeysuckle plus garlic mustard, mulching trails, and cleaning park facilities. Please wear gloves. We appreciate any amount of time you can give so come enjoy the signs of spring and meet new friends. For more information contact: Judy Parrish, jparrish@millikin.edu Roslyn O’Conner, ROConner@millikin.edu Our Facebook page at Friends of Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial The park is about 10 miles straight west of Decatur. Take Route 36 past Harristown to Lincoln Trail Memorial Parkway; go south four miles. The park is on the east side of the road.

Great Garlic Mustard Hunt-Sangamon River Corridor Reserve, Monticello

Sangamon River Corridor Preserve 802 Allerton Rd, Monticello

Join the Land Conservation Foundation in helping us get rid of garlic mustard, an invasive plant that quickly overruns our natural environment, eliminating the native plants that we enjoy and that support wildlife. The Great Garlic Mustard Hunt 2019 will come to the Sangamon River Corridor Reserve on April 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Meet us at the parking lot on Allerton Road at 1:00 p.m. Bring work gloves and water/snacks. Leader: John Marlin, LCF Director

Great Garlic Mustard Hunt-Mettler Woods Nature Preserve, Clinton

Mettler Woods Nature Preserve, Clinton 5991 500 E., Clinton

Join the Land Conservation Foundation in helping us get rid of garlic mustard, an invasive plant that quickly overruns our natural environment, eliminating the native plants that we enjoy and that support wildlife. Meet us at the Mettler Woods parking lot at 1:00 pm, which is located at 5991 500 E., Clinton (take I-72W to Exit 172, IL-10; follow IL-10, turn left onto 500E/N 500/Green Valley Rd). Bring work gloves and water/snacks. If you are interested in carpooling, meet at the Champaign Schnucks parking lot at 9:00 am in the NW corner. Leader: Derek Liebert, LCF Director

The Beauty of Spring Woodland Wildflowers

Brady Woods 10 County Road, 1800N, Seymour

LCF members and Master Naturalists! Join us at the 20-acre Brady Woods  in western Champaign County for glorious spring wildflowers. This site is known for its spring beauty and bluebells -- and more. Address is 10 County Road, 1800N, Seymour 61875. Directions: I-72 to Mahomet, IL-47 Exit. Turn Right on IL-47 then at first left 1675N White Horse Farm sign). Travel about 2 or 3 miles to 1500 E (no sign, but small White Horse Farm sign on telephone pole). Turn right. Travel to end of road, turn at arrow. The second mailbox, 10, is your destination. Parking is limited along the road. Leaders: Melissa Records & Teresa DeWittt, Master Naturalists Earn 1 Master Naturalist’s CE Credits

Great Garlic Mustard Hunt-Sangamon River Corridor Reserve

Sangamon River Corridor Preserve 802 Allerton Rd, Monticello

Join the Land Conservation Foundation in helping us get rid of garlic mustard, an invasive plant that quickly overruns our natural environment, eliminating the native plants that we enjoy and that support wildlife. The Great Garlic Mustard Hunt 2019 will come to the Sangamon River Corridor Reserve on April 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Meet us at the parking lot on Allerton Road at 1:00 p.m. gloves and water/snacks. Leader: John Marlin, LCF Director

Floodplain Forest Birds

Sangamon River Corridor Preserve 802 Allerton Rd, Monticello

Join Tara Beveroth, an ornithologist at the Illinois Natural History Survey for a walk on the 2.3-mile Bruce Hannon Levee Trail to identify the birds we find in this 108-acre floodplain forest. Meet us at the Sangamon River Corridor Reserve parking lot on Allerton Road adjacent to the Monticello Golf Club at 8:00 a.m. Bring binoculars (and a bird book if you like), plus water/snacks. Leader: Tara Beveroth, INHS Earn 1 Master Naturalist’s CE Credits

Menard County Trails and Greenways Meeting

Riverbank Lodge 522 S 6th St, Petersburg

Join us for the Menard County Trails and Greenways bi-monthly meeting where we will discuss current and future projects in the Lower Sangamon area. Everyone welcome.