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Green Tips

Green Tip #12
Vehicle Oil Changes

Quick oil change shops may urge us to change the oil in our vehicles every 3,000 miles. However, most newer cars don’t need the oil changed that often. In fact, most manufacturers say you can go 7,000 miles without a problem. 

To verify the manufacturer’s recommendation for your vehicle, check the owner’s manual for your car.  

What difference does it make?  

According to the Sierra Club, each year California alone generates about 153 million gallons of used oil. Change less often and it really can save your engine and the planet.




Today's Sunrise Sunset in Decatur, IL:
    Sunrise is at: 5:27 AM
    Sunset is at: 8:27 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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