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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.
Rail Trail We are excited to announce after nearly 20 years the acquisition of the old CSX rail corridor is official. The Champaign County Forest Preserve District recently completed the purchase of a 12.7 mile portion of the rail line from East Urbana to the Vermilion County line. This acquisition was made possible by a huge effort from a large number of community groups, government agencies, granting entities, and interested citizens. The Champaign County Forest Preserve District would like to thank the Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation for initiating this project in 1994. For more information go to the Rail Trail webpage.
To Grandmother's House We Go! Saturday, December 7 Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard, Mahomet, 2 – 4 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
Homer for the Holidays
Saturday, December 14 Salt Fork Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve
2573 S. Homer Lake Rd, Homer, 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! FREE.