Earth Day Volunteer Challenge

Save the date.... registration coming soon! The ParkLands Foundation’s first annual Earth Day Volunteer Challenge aims to raise ecological awareness and make a collective impact on protecting the natural heritage

Wildflower Walk

ParkLands Merwin Preserve M462+JM, Lexington

Save the date... registration coming soon! A spring favorite is back!  ISU Distinguished Professor Emeritus, botanist, ecologist, and ParkLands legend Roger Anderson will lead guided tours of Merwin Preserve's vibrant

Creatures of the Night – members only

ParkLands Letcher Basin Land & Water Reserve JRWR+VG, Secor

Save the date!  Hands-on exploration of nocturnal animals for all ages.  Registration coming soon...

4th Annual Bike Ride

Save the date for our most popular event!  Supported out-and-back rides of varying lengths depart Lexington, IL and follow the Mackinaw River Valley to highlight the areas unique landscape, including

Tale of Two Prairies

ParkLands Letcher Basin Land & Water Reserve JRWR+VG, Secor

  Two different prairies, two different ecosystems, one story of conservation.  Join us for a morning exploring two high-quality samples of Illinois' most famous landscape; prairie.  Guided tours of Ridgetop