ParkLands Annual Meeting
Sunday, September 8th at Hayes Woods Nature Preserve 

Dear ParkLands Foundation Members, 
We would like to invite you and your friends to join us at the ParkLands Foundation Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 08, 2019 at Hayes preserve at 11AM.

The Hayes preserve is our newest preserve of 69 acres of Mackinaw River forest in southeastern Woodford County.

The Hayes Woods Nature Preserve, named for the Richard Hayes family who have maintained this property in excellent ecological condition, is close to three other nature preserves, thereby increasing overall connectivity and area of protected natural land. We are very excited to share this preserve with our members!

Parking will be at the parking lot of Kenyon, and we will transport everyone to the site. Members and non-members are invited to join us for this event but we ask that non-members please become members on the day of the event.

***There is a moderate hike to get to the picnic area at Hayes. We will have all terrain vehicles to transport those that need assistance. ****

We will begin the morning with an optional guided hike around Hayes where you can learn about the flora and fauna of the area from our very own Matt Fraker.


This will be followed by lunch. You may order boxed lunches prepared by Scout’s Downtown Cafe or feel free to bring a picnic lunch. 

Please print and send payment and this order form  to

ParkLands Foundation P.O. Box 12, Normal, IL 61761


During lunch, we will hold a brief annual membership meeting, including a volunteer recognition, followed by a presentation by two of our board members about yearly reports by our board members.

To place your order for the Boxed Lunch please complete the form below and mail it with your check so it will arrive no later than Tuesday, September 3rd. Or you can contact Erin Herbez at or 309-454-3169 (ext. 16).

 We hope you and your family and friends will join us!


Hayes Preserve, Please park at the Kenyon preserve parking lot.

Directions: From Fairlakes Golf Course in Secor, IL go West on County Rd 600N for 1.5 miles. Take a left at the Y on County Rd 2000E.  Travel south .5 miles and take a right at the T on County Rd 550N. Travel 1 mile west and someone will direct you to parking.



11:00 AM OPTIONAL Guided Nature Hike at Hayes

12:00 PM  Lunch (boxed lunch or bring your own)

12:30 PM Formal Membership Meeting and Volunteer Thank You

1:15 PM Presentation About ParkLands and Board Reports

All programs and hikes will be free of charge and open to the public. Water, porta potties and handwashing stations will be provided. Please be sure to bring your water bottle, and a camping chair if you are able!