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University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Main Office (Macon County)
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
Email: uie-dmp@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (DeWitt County)
8425 Katie Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-5764
FAX: 217-935-8932
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Piatt County)
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Not in My Park: An Invitation to Remove Amur Honeysuckle from Fairview Park

Covering nearly 200 acres, Fairview Park is the oldest park in Decatur and is often referred to as the most beautiful in the area. With multiple pavilions, a bike path, playground areas, dog park, skate park and creek, the park offers something for everyone from socialization, fun, sporting events to relaxation. Currently, the beauty of Fairview Park is threatened by a fast spreading bush knows as Amur Honeysuckle.

Join University of Illinois Extension, the Macon County Conservation District, Decatur Park District and others to help rid Decatur’s oldest park of a new invader-Amur Honeysuckle. This invasive bush is taking over areas of the park, hindering the growth of native wildflowers and other species.

This community effort will take place April 1, 2017. Volunteers will meet at the Fairview Park pool area at 9am and work in teams until noon to remove the honeysuckle. Volunteers should bring lopers, pruners and gloves.

For questions or additional information, please contact Beth or Brittani at 217.877.6042.

This event is sponsored and coordinated by University of Illinois Extension’s Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, 4-H, the Macon County Conservation District, Decatur Park District, FFA and more.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217.877.6042.

Local Contact: Beth Allhands, Program Coordinator, vallhand@illinois.edu