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Mason State Tree Nursery Field Trip
June 27 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Day Trip offered on Thursday, June 27 for all interested and curious eco-enthusiasts!

From the Lincoln Memorial Garden parking lot at 8:00a.m., a coach bus will depart and make stops at the Mason State Tree Nursery in Topeka, Il., a Los Charros lunch in Havanna, and the Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery in Topeka, Il.  After staff-led tours and time to explore, the bus will return to LMG after 4:00p.m.  The cost for the trip is $48 and includes transportation and tours, lunch cost is on your own.  There are a limited number of spaces so registration is required.  Registration will close on Thursday, June 20

As Illinois’ only state nursery, Mason State Tree Nursery has a history rooted in conservation and a dedication to producing high quality native tree seedlings, prairie plants, and wildflower seeds using a hands-on approach, where everything produced is hand-picked, hand-planted and hand-cleaned.
Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery planned in 1973, the then Sand Ridge Hatchery was constructed to produce high volume and diversity of fish needed to keep up with increasing demands. In 1983 the hatchery was renamed, and fish production began. It has produced over 500 million sport-fish encompassing 21 species. Jake Wolf’s water is supplied by the expansive Mahomet Aquifer, where ten wells can deliver 6,000 gallons of water per minute to the hatchery. Now approaching its 40th year in service, Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery remains the largest of the three hatcheries in the state of Illinois.
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