Earth Day Volunteer Event

Join us for our Volunteer Earth Day event! We will be cutting honeysuckle on the Bunney tract at the Mohr Preserve. Honeysuckle can cause severe damage to our natural prairies.


Merwin Wildflower Walk

ParkLands Merwin Preserve NORTH gate M496+HG, Lexington, IL

A spring favorite is back!  Local naturalists will lead guided tours of Merwin Preserve’s vibrant spring wildflowers on Saturday, April 23rd.  Four sessions are available: 10:00am, 10:15am, 10:30am, and 10:45am.

ParkLands 5th Annual Bike Ride

Who would like to go for a bike ride through some beautiful restored prairie and woodlands along the Mackinaw River this summer?  That’s right! ParkLands will be hosting our fifth

Learn about dragonflies and damselflies!

ParkLands Chinquapin Bluffs South Gate JVXH+C9, Carlock, IL

    Our annual river event is back as we will again explore the river for a hands-on learning opportunity about the Mackinaw River’s amazing aquatic diversity at ParkLands’ Chinquapin

Chinquapin Bluffs Work Day

Saturday, August 20th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  We will meet at the entrance to South Chinquapin. Click here for directions We will be cutting and bagging teasel. Loppers will be

A Little Celebration on the Prairie

Join us at Letcher Basin on October 1st for a Prairie Celebration. No need to RSVP this is an open house style event. Please see event details below including a

Lexington Preserve Work Day 10/15

ParkLands Lexington Preserve J5MW+8M, Lexington, IL

Join us for a public work day at the Lexington Preserve on Saturday October 15th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. We would like to work in teams of two, to cut

Hayes Woods Preserve Work Day 11/4

ParkLands Hayes Woods Preserve MR5H+4H, Secor

Join us for a public work day at the Hayes Woods Preserve on Friday November 4th from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM. We will meet at the parking entrance of Hayes Woods at 12:00

Prairie Seed Collection Work Day 11/6

  On November 6th take part in our seed collection and the last workday of the season! We will meet at 8:00 AM at the McDonald’s in Chenoa, then carpool to

New Year’s Day Hike

ParkLands Merwin Preserve SOUTH gate 20226-20298 PJ Keller Hwy, Lexington, IL, IL, United States

Many people like to start the new year with exercise, reflection, and nature. This year, kick off your new year resolutions with ParkLands Foundation on a guided New Year's Day

Hike with a Naturalist: Chinquapin South

ParkLands Chinquapin Bluffs South Gate JVXH+C9, Carlock, IL

Join ParkLands for our first Hike with A Naturalist! Starting in February, we will be offering guided hikes with a Naturalist through different preserves monthly! Join us for our first