Macon County Conservation District Explore the Outdoors
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Annual Events at Macon County Conservation District

Boy and girl looking through telescope. Astronomy Jamboree
September 2014
Observe the big dipper, north star, and leo the lion through telescopes. What are some stars you will see?
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Festival of Spring logo Festival of Spring
April 2014
Join the Macon County Conservation District every spring as they celebrate Earth Day with all kinds of family fun activities. Enjoy wagon rides, live wild tropical animal shows, astronomy programs, our popular fishing derby, and more!
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vintage American flag Independence Day
June 2014
Come out to celebrate our nation’s birthday 1860s style. Enjoy free ice cream, a music concert, farmhouse tours, a vintage rules baseball game and other fun family activities.
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photo of large Linden Tree Big Tree Search
Year Round

The Macon County Conservation District is celebrating the positive effects of trees by encouraging you to go outdoors and find the biggest trees in your county!
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two musicians at the Prairie Celebration Prairie Celebration
September 2014

Get back into nature and history as you join us for wagon rides, nature and astronomy programs, hikes, music, 19th century trades people (blacksmith, weaver, potter and others), children's activities and more!
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Prairie Pedal logo Prairie Pedal
Fall 2014
Enjoy the 62 mile , 40 mile , or 20 mile ride through the quiet roads of Macon County countryside and have a chance to discover the vibrant prairie grasses, wildflowers, and diverse wildlife as we ride for restoration!
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Today's Sunrise Sunset in Decatur, IL:
    Sunrise is at: 5:35 AM
    Sunset is at: 8:10 PM

What can you do at the Nature Center?

Visit Our Conservation Areas

Rock Springs Conservation Area
Friends Creek Conservation Area
Sand Creek Conservation Area
Griswold Conservation Area
Fort Daniel Conservation Area



The Macon County Conservation District invites you to visit the many natural areas in Macon County, Illinois, including Rock Springs Nature Center, which offers nature programs, special activities, nature hikes, summer camps, music programs, conference rooms for all ages throughout the year in Decatur, Illinois.
Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708

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