• Land Conservation Foundation’s Stewardship Saturdays

    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.

  • Owl Prowl

    As we consider the beliefs held by pioneers about owls, we will listen for their eerie calls, learn what they east, understand their silent flight, and learn about their talons. Live owls from the Illinois Raptor Center will be there. Bring your flashlights.

  • Saving Land, Saving Species: Lessons for Central Illinois from Central America

    Join LCF for an evening with Mark Wainwright. This wildlife biologist, author, and educator is president of the Monteverde Conservation League of Costa Rica, which manages the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, the largest private preserve in Central America. ​Tickets are $50 each. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15 ​Visit Conservation Foundation website for details and to register online.

  • Settlement on the Prairie

    Join us a Dr. Judy Parrish tells stories of some of the hardships early settlers had to face in Central Illinois as they worked to harness the rich prairie soils to start a new life.