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Friends of the Sangamon Valley

Our mission is to preserve the natural heritage of the Sangamon River watershed by acquiring, restoring, and protecting ecologically significant lands.

Many of the counties in the watershed do not have a local conservation district or other land trust organization dedicated to preserving land or restoring and maintaining natural areas. The Friends fills this niche. Initially formed to address a potential threat to a nature preserve in Springfield, the Friends of the Sangamon Valley has expanded its mission to encompass the broader watershed, including work in nine counties.