• 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…

  • Calling on Volunteers at Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park

    bush honeysuckle

    We are so excited that Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial will be opening tomorrow, Friday, May 29, 2020.  We have been anxiously waiting for this good news!!!  We encourage you to come out and visit the park.  It is beautiful and you will be able to see changes from last year with the removal of a lot of honeysuckle.  At this time, all scheduled programs and events have been canceled.  If there are any changes, you will be notified. The bush honeysuckle in the park is growing rapidly.  On June 4, 2020, we will be working in the park to spray, cut, and remove as much of this…

  • 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.

  • 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…