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1/11/2020 9:01:00 AM
Conservation district offering eagle viewing trips

DECATUR, Ill. — The Macon County Conservation District invites area residents to enjoy one of four eagle viewing trips in January and February. All four trips are open to all ages. Each trip departs from and returns to Rock Springs Nature Center. A fee of $25/person covers all transportation.

On Saturdays, January 18, 25 and February 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. join staff on a trip to Starved Rock State Park to watch eagles on the Illinois River. They’ll also visit the Lock and Dam Museum. Bring your own lunch or purchase one from the Starved Rock Lodge restaurant. Dress warmly and be prepared to spend time outside. Must pre-register online by noon the day before the trip at

A van trip to Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, IL will be offered Tuesday, January 21 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Participants may view bald eagles along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Bring your own lunch, or purchase one at the Pere Marquette lodge restaurant. We'll then tour the National Great River Museum. Dress warmly and be prepared to spend time outside. Must pre-register online by noon the day before the trip at

Rock Springs Conservation Area is located on the southwestern edge of Decatur. To get to Rock Springs from Taylorville, go north on Route 48 and turn west onto Rock Springs Road. Watch for signs. Plenty of parking is available.

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