ParkLands Foundation Celebrates The Mysterious Magnificent Mudpuppy

For immediate release: May 10, 2019
Contact: Jessica Chambers, ParkLands Foundation President
Phone: 309-287-8768

ParkLands Foundation Celebrates The Mysterious Magnificent Mudpuppy

The ParkLands Foundation is hosting a free event at Letcher Basin on June 9, 2019 from 10am-1pm. All ages are welcome to come learn about the Mudpuppy which lives and breeds in the Mackinaw River.

Participants can hike or ride to the Mackinaw River to learn about the habitat of the mudpuppy and other critters that live in the river. Learn what mudpuppies eat, make a mudpuppy headband and get a free poster!

Parking is avaialble near Ridgetop Hill Prairie, 433 County Rd 1975 E, Secor, IL 61771. Please bring a lunch and enjoy the Letcher Prairie at our picnic benches under the sycamore tree. Letcher Basin Nature Land and Water reserve is restored prairie owned by the ParkLands Foundation. In 2014 The State of Illinois designated the property as a dedicated Land and Water Reserve. This indicates that this is a high-quality natural area and provides permanent protection for the area under Illinois law.

ParkLands Foundation ( is a nonprofit, public membership, conservation land trust that is dedicated to acquiring, preserving, and restoring natural areas in the Mackinaw River watershed of McLean and Woodford counties. Our success since 1967 is due to the long-term support of local volunteers and donors. ParkLands Foundation currently owns 3,200 acres of habitat along the Mackinaw River Valley in McLean and Woodford Counties. Find more information about ParkLands Foundation at

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