At the Macon County Conservation Foundation we know that if we do not protect our natural resources today then they could be gone tomorrow. Whether that means we take small steps by lending our hands in helping remove exotic species and planting native wildflowers, or by taking much longer strides to make a difference by providing the financial support needed to restore hundreds of acres of land or provide the educational programming needed to raise awareness in the community. Big or small, we know each step we take is a step in making the world a much more safe and healthy environment for ourselves and future generations.
The Macon County Conservation Foundation has completed many successful projects. All of which would not have been possible without the incredible support from the community and the passion from our members and volunteers.
Since 1981, the foundation has…
- Designed and constructed the ecocenter at the Rock Springs Nature Center, the Rock Springs/Fairview Bike Trail, the Bluestem Theatre, and various educational museum exhibits.
- Acquired over 250 acres in Macon County to restore to their native habitats and to remain open spaces in the community.
- Completed various conservation projects including the restoration of a two acre wetland, the seeding of over 13 acres of prairie, planting of over 500 trees, the continual eradication of exotic species, and the planting of various native wildflowers and prairie grasses.
- Planned and implemented several successful fundraising events to raise financial support and to increase public awareness including the annual Prairie Pedal.