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
Saturdays and Sundays, June through October, from 1-4pm
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, staff, volunteers, and guest presenters provide programs and tours 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, contact Jenny at 217-423-7708 or [email protected].
Upcoming Volunteer Events & Opportunities
Sun, Sep 30, 2018
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Prairie Pedal Volunteers
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur IL
Ride your bicycle for habitat restoration! This bicycling fundraiser for the Macon County Conservation Foundation protects local wildlife and natural areas. Choose from a 20, 40, or 62-mile route along quiet country roads as you ride your bike to protect local wildlife and natural areas in Macon County. >> Read more