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University of Illinois Extension serving Logan, Menard and Sangamon Counties

Main Office (Sangamon County)
700 S. Airport Drive
Springfield, IL 62707
Phone: 217-782-4617
FAX: 217-524-6662
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Branch Office (Logan County)
980 N. Postville Dr.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-732-8289
FAX: 217-735-5837
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Branch Office (Menard County)
420 S. 7th St.
Petersburg, IL 62675
Phone: 217-632-7491
FAX: 217-632-2425
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

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Wetlands- Master Naturalist Summit Explore the opportunities that the University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist volunteer program has to offer. Master Naturalist summit, for current volunteers and those with an interest in the program, will be held on Saturday, June 4, from 9am to Noon at Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary, Loami, Illinois. The event is free and open to the public. This is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the Master Naturalist program. The presentations will include a tour of Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary wetlands and a discussion on the large diversity of animal live that is supported by a wetland. Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 9560 Withers Road, approximately two miles southeast of Loami. Directions to the site can be found on the Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary Facebook page. Though the Summit meeting is free, preregistration is requested at

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