• Conservation,  Middle Sangamon

    Message from James Farris, Chair of the Community Environmental Council Membership Committee

    If you are a member of the Community Environmental Council, have been in the past, or perhaps have given some thought to becoming a member, I must remind you that membership dues of $20 per person are now due.  I encourage you to send your dues to: % Melody ArnoldCommunity Environmental Council3939 Nearing LaneDecatur, IL 62521 All members of CEC may attend CEC board meetings.   Board Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month, 4:00 PM, at Rock Springs Nature Center. Other meetings’ times, dates and location will be provided via email as well as all other communications.  It is therefore imperative that we have your current email address to…

  • 3rd Annual Mudpuppy Festival

    Come celebrate the Sangamon River’s coolest creature! 3rd Annual Mudpuppy Festival scheduled on Saturday, February 1, 1-4 pm at the Monarch Brewing Company in Monticello. Mudpuppies are a threatened species of salamander that sound like a puppy barking when on land. And, we have them right here in Monticello in the Sangamon River! Check out this YouTube video to see one in action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pcuKcGZ8ns Download the festival flyer for all the details and list of sponsors.

  • Menard County Trails & Greenways Meeting

    Join us for the first Menard County Trails & Greenways meeting of 2020! The meeting will focus on a group discussion about activities we plan to undertake in the coming year as well as to capture members’ thoughts on what the organization should focus on in the next five to ten years. Bring your ideas to share. All are welcome to arrive early for pizza and libations in the Lounge.