Spring Cleaning at Historic Wayside Park–See new date!

Volunteers are needed this coming Wednesday, March 27th, to clean and weed the pollinator plant bed around the council circle. Work will begin at 1:00 PM.

No experience necessary! Great opportunity to learn about native prairie plants, and maybe even meet new friends!

Bring gardening tools (rakes, pruners, weeders, etc, if you have them) and gloves. Drinking water, sunscreen and hat recommended. 

Earth Day in Petersburg

Menard County Trails & Greenways Community Cleanup!

It’s that time of the year when we come together as a community to celebrate Earth Day in Petersburg. This year, the event will take place  on Saturday, April 27th. Check in a Hurie Park at 9:00 AM.

We’ll be focusing on cleaning up litter in various locations around town, including spots that are kid-friendly, so bring the whole family along for some community bonding and environmental stewardship!

Your participation is invaluable in making Petersburg a cleaner and more enjoyable place for everyone. Let’s work together to make a positive impact on our community!

To ensure we have enough supplies for everyone, please RSVP using the form below:

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Trash bags and disposable gloves will be available at Hurie Park. Please wear sturdy close-toed shoes/boots, dress for the weather and bring drinking water.
Please direct questions to menardctg@gmail.com

Invasive Species at New Salem State Historic Site

Regular forest management is necessary to deal with invasive species that have displaced so much of our native flora.

It is very exciting to kick off our habitat restoration work at New Salem Historic Site in partnership with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources! While the site is best known and visited for the recreated village where Lincoln once lived, much of the site is forested land, from the floodplains along the Sangamon River to the upland forests crisscrossed by several miles of hiking trails. Like most natural areas, regular management is necessary to deal with invasive species that have displaced so much of our native flora. Continue reading “Invasive Species at New Salem State Historic Site”