MCCD hosting Canoe the Sangamon event

DECATUR - The Macon County Conservation District is inviting central Illinois residents to take part in a special canoe trip down a portion of the Sangamon River on May 2.

Interested individuals and families are encouraged to bring a drink and to wear clothing that will not be damaged by getting wet.  Officials say the trip is expected to last from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Participants will meet at Rock Springs Conservation Area.

The fee to participate is $20 per canoe, with up to two adults and two children in each canoe.  All equipment for this trip will be provided.  However, space is limited to seven canoes, and participants must pre-register online by May 1.

For more information, or to pre-register, visit

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