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University of Illinois Extension serving Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Marion County
1404 E Main
Rt 50 East
Salem, IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-1446
FAX: 618-548-9891

Bond County
925 E. Harris
Greenville, IL 62246
Phone: 618-664-3665
FAX: 618-664-9277
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Clinton County
1163 N. Fourth Street
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-4551
FAX: 618-526-4597
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Jefferson County
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Washington County
9623 Wall Street
Nashville, IL 62263
Phone: 618-327-8881
FAX: 618-327-8882
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

News Release

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Master Naturalist Graduation Takes Place in Carlyle

On Nov. 3, 11 local residents from four different counties completed their Master Naturalist training at Case-Halstead Library in Carlyle.  The new grads will be considered interns until they have completed their first 60 hours of volunteer service through the Master Naturalist program.  At that time they will join the ranks of the other 26 active Master Naturalists in Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties. New graduates from Jefferson County include Eric Gockel, and Gordon Wurth

The Master Naturalist program is still relatively new to Extension, with this being just the fourth time training has been offered.  The training program provides science-based educational opportunities that connect people with nature and help them become engaged environmental stewards. Topics covered during the training classes cover a wide range of areas including: botany, environmental ethics, archeology, climate, forestry, grassland ecology, geology, prairies, mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and aquatic systems. The sessions also include hands on activities and field trips.

Master Naturalists share natural resource information with the public and assist with conservation and restoration activities in their home communities. The next Master Naturalist training will be offered in the fall of 2018.