Thanks to WSEC TV PBS Springfield’s Illinois Stories for the story on The Friends of the Sangamon Valley and Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary. If you haven’t seen it, click the link to watch on YouTube.
We have several events coming up in 2019 at Nipper (Facebook Event links below), and you can see firsthand all the things Mark McDonald discovered in his interview of our Executive Director Vernon LaGesse.
- Workday at Nipper, 10-noon Saturday June 1
- Prairie Days, noon-4 Saturday June 8
- Sunset Tours at Nipper, 7-8:30 pm Sundays on June 16, July 21 and August 18
Directions: Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary is located 10 miles southwest of Springfield at 9560 Withers Road near Loami. From Springfield/Chatham take East Loami Road west to Lead Line Road. Turn South (left) on Lead Line Road to Withers Road. Turn west (right) on Withers Road. Go about 0.5 mile until you see the entrance sign. Parking lot on site.
Nipper is a private, 120-acre prairie sanctuary established in 1995 for the protection of wildlife and to educate the public. Site details. The sanctuary is open all days, daylight hours.
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Additional upcoming events …
- Tour of Carver Yocum & South Fork reserves 10-noon Saturday July 6, 2019
- Annual Sangamon River Cleanup 8-noon Saturday August 24, 2019