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Green Tips

May's Green Tip
Make Compost

If you are looking for a way to decrease waste, then composting may be something that you want to start.

Composting reduces the amount of greenhouse gases emitted and the amount of waste that winds up in landfills. In addition to the benefits composting has for the earth, composting also has benefits for your wallet. Composting lessens the amount of money you spend on things like garbage bags and fertilizers.

You can make your very own compost at home in a trash can, a wooden bin, or a commercial composter. Coffee grounds, fruits, vegetables, newspaper, grass clippings, eggs shells, and much more can all be put in your new creation! Your plants will benefit greatly from the compost you spread in your gardens.

Today's Sunrise Sunset in Decatur, IL:
    Sunrise is at: 6:53 AM
    Sunset is at: 7:12 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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