PRESERVING NATURAL AREAS
for PEOPLE, for WILDLIFE,
FOREVER

in
EAST CENTRAL

ILLINOIS

Three Acres Added to Mouth of Jordan Reserve

On June 5, 2020, LCF purchased three additional acres along the Salt Fork of the Vermilion River. LCF is now preserving a total of 14 acres where Jordan Creek meets the Salt Fork in Vermilion County. The name "Mouth of Jordan Reserve" is inspired by the colorful recreational history of the location.

Nature as Retreat

The current shelter-in-place policy recognizes the importance of hiking and walking in parks and natural places — so get outside! Birds are migrating and spring wildflowers are emerging. Come to LCF's Levee Trail and immerse yourself in a floodplain forest. Our trail at Mettler Woods near Clinton is also open.  

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Wildlife Videos Now on YouTube

The levee trail wildlife videos you may have enjoyed on our Facebook page are now highlighted in a YouTube video! This trailcam compilation includes 13 amazing animals — baby raccoons (with a watchful heron), beaver, wild turkey, river otter, and more!

Nature Photo Blitz:
Use #LCFnature

LCF encourages you to visit your favorite natural area and photograph whatever inspires you! This is not a contest. Use whatever camera you have. Post photos on your social media of choice and use hashtag #LCFnature. This way, we can search and share photos!

Join LCF Today

Please join or renew your membership today to ensure that LCF can continue our vital mission, maintaining the Bruce Hannon Levee Trail and preserving treasured natural areas for future generations — including our newest acquisition, Jordan Creek in Vermilion County. Join online or download a membership form and mail it to LCF.

Due to the shelter-in-place policy to protect us all from the coronavirus, LCF has cancelled its group events for the coming months. BUT watch our Facebook page and e-newsletters for announcements about online activities!

Follow a unique raised trail to the Sangamon River and our floodplain forest restoration. Visit the Sangamon River Corridor Reserve near Monticello.

Floodplain at Sangamon River Corridor Reserve

LCF works to ensure a future with abundant clean water by focusing on rivers, wetlands, and groundwater.

Phoebe bird in east central Illinois

All creatures who share our Illinois home benefit from LCF's work to connect and improve natural lands and waters.

LCF freshwater mussel survey in Sangamon River

LCF offers opportunities to encounter nature nearby, inspiring wonder and a future commitment to preservation.

Curious deer, midnight beaver, jumping mice, and a turkey parade! They've all been caught in the act at our Sangamon River Corridor Reserve.

Be part of our promise to preserve natural lands forever.

The Land Conservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to preserve and restore natural communities in East Central Illinois, to create interconnected corridors, to provide wildlife habitat, and connect people and nature for future generations.

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Deanna Glosser, PhD, Executive Director

3413 Waterville Ct.   Champaign, IL 61822

217/607-8155 (office)   217/725-5886 (cell)

Deanna_Glosser@comcast.net

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