Wish List

Generous people like you help the Macon County Conservation Foundation fulfill its mission to support the Macon County Conservation District’s natural areas and historic sites.

If you want to fund a unique project or item, consider one of these wish list items that we are currently striving towards. To provide for a project, contact us at 217-423-7708.

Natural Resources

  • Rock Springs Conservation Area
    • Timber Stand Improvement (removing invasive and aggressive species to open the forest canopy), $1,100/acre
  • Removal of bush honeysuckle at any conservation area, hand cut and sprayed by contractor, $1,100/acre
  • Sponsor a summer Natural Resources Intern, $1,000 (with $500 match provided by Izaak Walton League)

Education & Recreation

  • Sponsor a school field trip, $60 for a one hour program for a class of 30 children
  • Summer Camp scholarships, $140 will send a child to camp for a week
  • Update the Children’s Awareness Room with more hands-on and sensory items, $600
  • Animal Care items, can be found on the Amazon Wishlist

Infrastructure & Equipment

  • A new or gently used Caterpillar D4, D5, or D6 dozer (130-215 horse power) – or similar brand excavator, for fence line removal, prairie and savanna restoration, and wetland construction