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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.

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

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Kids Summer Day Camps
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Garden Lecture Series - Kids and Gardening
Sunday, March 8
Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 2 – 3 p.m.
Teaching the next generation how to care for our environment is easy through gardening. Join us as Monica David, Extension Specialist and State Master Gardener Coordinator at the University of Illinois discusses how to engage children and create a lifelong passion for gardening. Free. For more information, contact Kaitlyn Riopelle at 217-586-2612 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 22

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

Woodcock Walk
Friday, March 13

Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S Homer Lake Rd, Homer, 7 – 8 p.m.
Friday, March 20
Buffalo Trace Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 775 N. Lombard St., Mahomet, 7 – 8 p.m.

Join us in a search for the elusive wood snipe, AKA the American woodcock, as the males perform their amazing courtship display at dusk. A short presentation will be followed by a hike to look for the sky dancers. $2 per person; children 2 and under FREE. Registration required; (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.