• Middle Sangamon,  Recreation

    Lincoln Trail Homestead State & Memorial is Open!

    Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial is open for all to visit and enjoy  We hope you will see the difference the removal of honeysuckle has made to the park as well as the new handicapped accessible toilet.  We are reminding everyone the guidelines that IDNR has issued:-Park hours are 8:30 am to 10 pm.-Please carry all items out that were carried in. We want to limit contact with refuse as much as possible.-The pavilions are going to remain closed until further notice (both will be roped off prior to opening).-The playgrounds are going to remain closed until further notice (both will be roped off prior to opening).-Gatherings of more than 10…

  • RESTORATION WORK DAY-Lincoln Homestead State Park

    We are removing bush honeysuckle plus garlic mustard, mulching trails, and cleaning park facilities for the season. Please wear gloves. We appreciate any amount of time you can give. Come enjoy the signs of spring, observe the changes in the park that have been made, and meet new friends.

  • Menard County Trails & Greenways Meeting

    Menard County Trails & Greenways meeting. We have several events and activities lined for the coming year. Come find out what we have planned and how you can get involved! Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Community Environmental Council Quarterly Forum

    Featured guest will be Steve John the co-founder and executive director of the Agricultural Watershed Institute, a Decatur-based nonprofit organization, and who serves on the Steering Committee of Green Lands Blue Waters. Keynote: The Perennial Biomass Initiative: Collaboration For the Next Landscape Transformation Steve John will discuss a multi-state initiative for a 21st Century landscape transformation featuring perennial crops to enhance agriculture’s economic, environmental, and social performance. The Decatur area and the Upper Sangamon River Watershed can be a test bed to significantly increase acreage planted in perennial crops managed for both agricultural goods and environmental services. Download a flyer here.