How You Can Help at the Macon County Conservation District
Natural Area Restoration
Opportunities Available All Year Round
Volunteers are needed to assist in the removal of invasive species from district areas and help protect wildlife diversity. There are many opportunities available, some of which include prescribed burning, removing fencing, and removing bush honeysuckle. For more information, contact Ethan Snively at (217) 423-6796 or [email protected].
Homestead Prairie Farm Volunteers
Rock Springs Conservation Area
June through October
Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm
The Homestead Prairie Farm is a historic treasure that links us to our past. Young and old are amazed as they step back into time and learn about our local history. On the weekends, programs and tours are provided by staff, volunteers, and guest presenters to bring this historic home to life. If you love history, we would love to have you join us! For more information, contact Brent Wielt at 217-423-7708 or [email protected].
Rock Springs Nature Center, Library
Any time of year, during Nature Center hours
Do you enjoy books and reading? If so, the Conservation District library may be a great place for you to volunteer. This library not only serves as a vital resource for developing educational programming, but is also open to the public. Volunteers assist with checking out materials, re-shelving books, and maintaining
the library collection. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. For more information, or to sign up, contact Jenny (217-423-7708 or [email protected])
Cross Country Ski Rental
Rock Springs Nature Center, Activity Room
Once we have at least 4” of snow on the ground, the public may rent cross country skis from Rock Springs Nature Center. We are looking for volunteers that wish to be placed on our call list to assist with rentals. Staff will train you the day you volunteer. Added bonus: Every day you volunteer with ski rentals, you earn 2 hours of free ski or snowshoe rental for yourself. For more information, or to sign up, contact Jeff Tish at 217-423-7708 or [email protected].
Upcoming Volunteer Events & Opportunities
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Volunteer at Prairie Pedal
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur IL
Volunteers can help throughout the day and choose from