Welcome to Shawnee Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society

Shawnee Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society, serving members across the southernmost region of Illinois. We are dedicated to the conservation and preservation of Illinois habitat and its diversity of native birds, animals and plants. We offer bird watching and nature-related field trips, workshops and presentations in southern Illinois.

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Photos from Biodiversity Field Trip

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Photos from 2014 Maple Syrup Workshop

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Illinois RiverWatch Network Training Workshop

4-Sampling-Hickory-CreekBecome a RiverWatch Citizen Scientist!

When: SATURDAY, MARCH 29TH from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: John A. Logan Community College, 700 Logan College Rd, Workforce Development Building “H” Room H-128.
Who to Contact: MATT YOUNG, PROGRAM COORDINATOR – (618) 468-2784 or mpyoung@lc.edu

Event Details: The Illinois RiverWatch Network is a statewide, non-profit, volunteer stream monitoring program. Volunteers are trained and certified as “Citizen Scientists” to monitor and protect a local stream. Upon completing training and becoming certified, volunteers adopt a stream site and examine indicators of water quality like stream habitat and the diversity of species such as dragonfly nymphs, beetle larva, midges, and snails. Citizen Scientists play an important role in helping identify potentially degraded waters and areas that may need better protection.
To register,  email Matt or call him at 618-468-2784. Registration is $50. Children may attend but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The registration deadline is March 22nd.

Note: this is NOT an Illinois Audubon Society sponsored event.



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