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Upcoming Events at the Woodland 

The mission of the Nell’s Woodland Foundation is to provide programs that support stewardship in the areas of Ecology, Wellness, and the Arts. By utilizing our 58-acre oak woodland preserve and two multi-functional education centers we hope to engage the beauty, peace, and serenity of nature to empower well-being and growth. 

University of Illinois Extension
Become a Master Naturalist 

Are you interested in becoming a master naturalist?
Program applications are accepted year-round. To apply or learn more, please get in touch with us. 
We are committed to providing our volunteers with a safe working environment. Potential volunteers must complete an application, background check, and an informal interview. 

Program Coordinator 
Bettyann Harrison 309-364-2356
Agriculture Educator 
Emily Hansen 815-224-0896 



Each month the Reddick Library will be hosting a nature-themed Storytime at Nell's Woodland. 

 Enjoy stories, music, and crafts followed by a short hike through the park. Dress for the weather! This event is for children of all ages.


Please register at Reddick Library at 815-434-0509.

May 6 

July 15

10:30 AM-

11:30 AM

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IVCC Classes at Nell's Woodland 

Experience the woodland during a course offered by IVCC Continuing Education. This spring, 15 courses, aligned with Nell's spheres of influence will be presented at Nell's Woodland.  Visit the link below to view the IVCC Winter Retreat at Nell's Woodland Course Bulletin. 


Guided Tours of the Woodland 

by Joe Jakupcak

The tour includes a 1-mile leisurely walk, narrated by Joe. Joe's passion for geology, native wildlife, and local history is showcased during the Nell's Woodland guided walk. Guided tours are given bi-weekly.


The event requires registration via Eventbrite. 

Upcoming Hikes 

May 11 

May 25 

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