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Mission Statement
We are stewards of our county's natural and historic resources through conservation, education and the compatible outdoor recreation experiences we provide at Champaign County's Forest Preserves.

Phone: (217) 586-3360 | Fax: (217) 586-5724 | Email:

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(217) 586-3360

…To Grandmother's House We Go!
Saturday, December 6

Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve,
2 – 5 p.m.

Join us for our annual Christmas program, where children can make, wrap and take home presents and ornaments for their families and friends. FREE. Registration encouraged; (217) 586-2612 or


Homer for the Holidays
Saturday, December 13

Salt Fork Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve,
2 – 4 p.m.
Join us at Homer Lake for our natural approach to creating unique holiday gifts. Stations will be set up for children to make, wrap, and take home presents and ornaments for their families and friends. You can also help us create treats to decorate the trees outside of the Interpretive Center as our gift to the wildlife that call this preserve home. There’s no place like Homer for the holidays! Come and go at your convenience during program hours. FREE. For info: (217) 896-2455 or

2-Person Indoor Golf League
December 1, 2014 thru March 8, 2015
Lake of the Woods Golf Course Clubhouse
Format: - Different 2-Man Game each week! (i.e. Better Ball, Alt. Shot, Scramble, Skins, Total Combined Score)
Eligibility: - Open to all golfers, all abilities!
Entry Fee - $300/Team ($12.50 per week) plus weekly prize fund ($5.00 per player)
Scoring: Handicaps will be determined by Staff

The course and course conditions will be pre-determined and will be setup on the simulator by the staff prior to your tee time. You can play anytime throughout the week. League week runs Monday through Sunday. A team TEE TIME is required.

Have you heard of #GivingTuesday?
On December 2, the Forest Preserve Friends Foundation is participating in the third annual #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. We're excited to participate and need your help to build the Kickapoo Rail Trail.

Please take a moment right now to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. And as we get closer to December 2, share how you'll use the Kickapoo Rail Trail when it's complete and what this project means to you.

On #GivingTuesday, please encourage your friends and family to give and help build the trail!