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Mission Statement
We conserve, preserve and restore natural areas,
We provide cultural, historical and environmental opportunities,
We provide compatible outdoor recreation experiences.

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Owl Prowls
Friday, February 27 - Middle Fork Activity Center, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Why prowl for owls in February? More owls can be found in Champaign County during the winter months, and for some species this is their breeding season. That means we have a good chance of hearing or seeing a live owl in the wild! This educational program begins indoors with a slideshow, then we will hit the trails to call and search for owls! Register early for this popular program. $4 per person; children 2 and under are free. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or

Maple Sugar Day -
Saturday, March 7 
Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Learn to tap a maple tree in Homer Lake’s historic Sugar Maple Grove! Explore the science and the history behind maple sugaring, and learn how to do it yourself! This program is for all ages. $5 per person. Space is limited. Register by Feb 13; (217) 586-2612 or

Garden Lecture Series: Plant Your Own Victory Garden
Sunday, March 1

Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 2 – 3 p.m.
Most gardeners eventually gain the wisdom that ‘everything old is new again.’ Join Barb Oehlschlaeger-Garvey, Museum and Education Department Director as she discusses trends in today’s revived notions of Victory Gardens, while reflecting on their similarities and differences with those Victory Gardens of the past. Free. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or

Sensational Senses!
Growing Up Wild - Tuesday, March 3
Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 10 11 a.m.
Nature Play PreK - Friday, March 6
Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 10 11 a.m.
This program is for preschoolers ages 2-6 to learn as we play in nature! We’ll use all five of our senses to explore the outdoors! This is a chance for parents/grandparents to actively engage with children as they experience the natural world. Dress for the weather, as we will be outdoors for the entire program. $5 per child. Register by February 27; (217) 896-2455 or

Book Your 2015 Outing at the Golf Course Today!
Play Better Golf, Enjoy Better Service

Lake of the Woods Golf Course is committed to the success of your golf event. No detail of your event or outing is too small in the eyes of our professionals. Let us host your next corporate event, fundraiser, or special golf tournament. Under the expert guidance of Chris Edmondson, treat your guests to one of the most popular golf courses in the Greater Champaign area and experience golf the way it should be.