Get Closer to Nature!

Conservation. Education. Recreation. Support Nature.

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$7,885 towards $100,000

Because of you...

Thank you for supporting us in 2017. Because of you...

  • The Kickapoo Rail Trail opened in August,
  • Native plants and animals will find refuge in restored prairie and savanna at Sangamon River Forest Preserve,
  • 23,900 families and school students participated in natural and cultural education programs throughout the year,
  • Homer Lake shoreline received a major upgrade, making fishing and boating more accessible,
  • Improvements at Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden will begin next year,
  • And, 2,190 students in underserved communities got a hands-on introduction to their prairie heritage.

YOU can continue to make things happen at your Champaign County forest preserves in 2018. You can build another 5 1/2 miles of the Kickapoo Rail Trail. You can ensure that children can marvel at the multitude of stars in the night sky at Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Illinois' first Dark Sky Park. You can help make habitat restoration our number one priority at all six forest preserves. And you can help to improve and expand museum and educational facilities and keep our programs available at low or no cost.