PRESERVING NATURAL AREAS
for PEOPLE, for WILDLIFE,
2022 Mudpuppy Festival & Sponsorship Opportunity
Our popular Mudpuppy Festival returns this spring! Join us Sunday, April 3, from 1 to 4 pm, at Monarch Events Center in Monticello. Bring the family for a Kids Fun Center with crafts, a "fishing" booth for prizes, and other fun ways to learn about nearby natural wonders. Want to sponsor this exciting event? Contact Steve Beckett, Festival Chairman, at 217-328-0263 or email@example.com.
LCF Receives IDNR Stewardship Grant
LCF has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to remove invasive species at Mettler Woods and Charlotte & Dan Brady Woods, our two Nature Preserves. The grant is part of a new program created to increase much-needed stewardship activities in Illinois Nature Preserves and Registered Land and Water Reserves. The state received $800,000 in requests and awarded eight grants totaling $456,000. Photo by Melissa Records.
LCF's New Land
LCF has long had a long-term vision of completing a protected Sangamon River corridor in Piatt County. This will require acquiring pieces of the puzzle to complete this vision. We are now pursuing the possibility of acquiring an exciting 16-acre parcel downstream of our Sangamon River Corridor Reserve. We will hopefully have more news to share soon.
LCF Creates Robert Feller Stewardship Fund
LCF lost a devoted volunteer and friend with the passing of Bob Feller on June 15, 2021. In August, our board created the Robert Feller Stewardship Fund to support the stewardship activities that Bob selflessly devoted himself to, from trail maintenance, to controlling invasives, to myriad tasks such as installing Hike App signs. Please show your appreciation for Bob’s efforts and help LCF steward its land by donating to this fund now. Mail a check or donate online and note this special designation. Photo by Beth Otto.