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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
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

Want to be Native Aware? Come to Our Going Native Celebration!

Discover the importance of native plants, shrubs and trees in our local ecosystem, lives and world at Going Native. This daylong celebration presented by Glacier’s Edge Master Naturalists, will focus on growing and landscaping with natives, how native plants affect our food system, non-native invasives and Langham Island in Kankakee. Also, attendees will have an optional opportunity to make a simple PVC herbicide applicator to help control invasive plants. People of all ages are encouraged to attend this informative event to learn the best practices for using native species in our community.

Going Native Celebration will be from 9am until 3pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the University of Illinois Extension, 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd. in Decatur, IL. Cost to attend the celebration is $25 and includes lunch. The optional PVC applicator construction cost is an additional $12. Please register by April 22, 2017 at or call 217.877.6042.

This event is hosted by the Glacier’s Edge Master Naturalists, a volunteer group through the University of Illinois Extension. If you have questions or need more details, please contact Doug Gucker at 217.877.6042, or visit

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

Local Contact: Douglas B. Gucker, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms,