|These sites may be of interest to ParkLands members and friends. Be sure to visit these sites to see
what other conservation-related organizations in Central Illinois are doing.
|JWP Audubon Society|
The John Wesley Powell Audubon chapter of the National Audubon Society is an affiliate of
Illinois Audubon. Our chapter area includes Bloomington/Normal, Illinois; surrounding McLean County;
and parts of adjacent central Illinois communities. We take our chapter name from John Wesley Powell;
19th Century explorer, geologist, naturalist, anthropologist, ethnologist and teacher.
|Mackinaw Canoe Club|
The Mackinaw Canoe Club of Central Illinois is a not-for-profit organization of amateur
canoeists and kayakers whose sole purpose is to promote the safe and responsible use of
our navigable waters throughout Illinois and neighboring states.
|The Nature Conservancy (Illinois)|
The Nature Conservancy is a well known conservation organization working around the world to
protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
|Grand Prairie Friends|
Reason to click: Grand Prairie Friends of Illinois is a non-profit land trust that is committed to
preserving and restoring tallgrass prairie in East-Central Illinois by acquiring and managing high
quality prairie remnants, propagating prairie plant species for prairie reconstructions, and
generating interest in prairie through community programs.
GPF was formed in 1984, when a group of citizens from Champaign-Urbana, IL, joined together with a
commitment to preserve and restore tallgrass prairie in East-Central Illinois.
|Ecology Action Center|
The Ecology Action Center is a walk-in information and environmental education center for individuals,
classes, workshops, and meetings. Environmental groups in McLean County are encouraged to network here
and may hold their board meetings by participating in a comprehensive working calendar, which helps
avoid schedule conflicts and duplicated services
Mission Statement: To promote environmental stewardship in McLean County by educating people about
the environment and coordinating communications among environmental groups.
|Friends of Kickapoo Creek|
Friends of Kickapoo Creek is a local organization that works with neighbors, surrounding communities, and
other conservation associations to promote stewardship of this unique natural resource through advocacy,
education, and monitoring.
Purpose: Friends of Kickapoo Creek is an organization that works with neighbors, surrounding communities,
and other conservation associations to promote stewardship of this unique natural resource through
advocacy, education, and monitoring.
Many of us live, work or play along the Kickapoo or its tributaries. Popular recreation activities
include fishing, kayaking, hunting, wading, bird-watching, and photography.
Kickapoo Creek and its tributaries are home to a wide variety of animals and plants including:
smallmouth bass, spiny softshell turtles, yellow sandshell and fatmucket mussels, bullfrogs, red fox,
mink, wood ducks and great blue herons. Streamside woodlands contain giant cottonwood and sycamore
trees, among others.
|The Land Connection|
Information and events regarding community based food systems in the Midwest, in order to
connect people with locally grown, organic foods.
Vision: The Land Connection envisions community-based food systems in the Midwest,
in which every farmer has the opportunity to grow food in a sustainable manner,
and every person has the choice to enjoy local and organic foods.
Mission: The Land Connection works to establish successful farmers on healthy farmland,
ensuring an abundance
of delicious, local, and organic foods.
|Illinois Prairie Community Foundation|
The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation serves McLean, Livingston, DeWitt, Logan and
adjacent areas of Tazewell, Woodford, LaSalle, Ford and Piatt counties. The Community Foundation helps
connect donors with those causes they wish to benefit. It facilitates charitable giving for individuals
and businesses, helps organizations with their endowment funds, serves as fiscal agent for charitable
community projects, and is a catalyst for innovative charitable solutions to meet area needs.
Vision: To help people support local solutions to local needs by growing and preserving
permanent funds...For Good ... For Ever.
- To engage and assist individuals in sharing their charitable gifts;
- To receive, invest and manage contributions, building permanent funds for the needs of our area;
- To provide donors flexible, convenient giving options;
- To be a voice in identifying community needs and concerns;
- To be a trusted resource and catalyst for positive change.