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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: hq@ccfpd.org

Animal Homes
Growing Up Wild
Tuesday, November 4

Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 10 – 11 a.m. Nature Play Pre-K:
Friday, November 7

Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 10 – 11 a.m. or 1 – 2 p.m.
This program is for preschoolers age 2-6 to learn as we play in nature! We’ll examine the homes of different animals and learn about hibernation. 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 Oct 31; (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.


Fall Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, October 25
Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Go on a fall scavenger hunt and learn about simple and compound leaves, identify various trees and take a walk around the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens. $3 per child. Registration required; (217) 586-2612

Forget the Rest: Hike and Relaxation
Saturdays, September 20 through October 25

Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 8 – 10 a.m.
Are you in need of a special time to relax and reflect? Join us as we hike in nature and forget about the rest of the world. This program will start with some light stretching and breathing exercises to calm your mind and body. This program is for adults and mature teens only, please. Registration is not required. $5 suggested donation. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

Check out what Lake of the Woods Golf Course has to offer now - Footgolf! Grab your argyle socks and cap and hit the greens!

www.golfthelake.com/foot-golf/

Preschool Programs
Growing Up Wild
First Tuesday of Month at Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 10 – 11 a.m.
Nature Play Pre-K
First Friday of Month at Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 10 – 11 a.m. or 1 – 2 p.m.

2014 Schedule

Middle Fork River Detour
Work begins Monday, May 12 on a bridge south of the Middle Fork River Forest Preserve entrance. The road will be closed through completion of the bridge in October. If headed there, please use alternative routes shown here.