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 Illinois' Invasive Species

Illinois' Invasive Species

Invasive species cause tremendous ecological problems. With this resource trunk, you and your students can learn about why they are detrimental, how they arrived in Illinois and what actions can be taken to control them. Field guides, books, lessons, DVDs, specimens, replicas and other items are included. Targeted Grades: 7-12. Click here to view learning standards correlations.

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Lending Locations

County

Location

City

Phone Number

E-mail Address

Boone Boone County Conservation District Belvidere 815-547-7935 tdawson@boonecountyconservationdistrict.org
Calhoun Calhoun County Farm Bureau Hardin 618-576-2233 ccfb@frontiernet.net
Champaign Anita Purves Nature Center Urbana 217-384-4062 ncschmitz@urbanaparks.org
Champaign Prairie Research Institute Library Champaign 217-333-6892 https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2907277
Clark Marshall Public Library Marshall 217-826-2535 marshallpubliclibrary@gmail.com

Clinton

Eldon Hazlet State Park

Carlyle

618-594-3015

gary.tatham@illinois.gov

Coles

Fox Ridge State Park

Charleston

217-345-6416

foxridge@illinois.gov

Cook Prairie Trails Public Library Burbank 708-430-3688 eliptack@prairietrailslibrary.org

Cook

Sagawau Environmental Education Center

Lemont

630-257-2045

lorrie.ward@cookcountyil.gov

Cook

Chicago Botanic Garden

Glencoe

847-835-8253

rammann@chicagobotanic.org

Cook Matteson Public Library Matteson 708-748-4431 nwebb@sslic.net
Cook Wetlands Discovery Center Park Forest 708-748-2005 rgunther@vopf.com
Cook The Grove Nature Center Glenview 847-299-6096 kris.vanvoorhis@glenviewparkdist.org
Cook Irons Oaks Environmental Center Olympia Fields 708-481-2330 ext. 202 cvargo@hfparks.com
Cook Shedd Aquarium Chicago 312-692-3376 teacherservices@sheddaquarium.org
Cook Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Chicago 773-755-5112 tlc@naturemuseum.org
Cook Gompers Park Chicago 773-685-3270 Mercedes.Main-Duplechin@ChicagoParkDistrict.com
Cook William Powers State Recreation Area Chicago 773-646-3270 dnr.wm.powers@illinois.gov
Cook Concordia University River Forest 708-209-3441 Katherine.Brandon@cuchicago.edu
Cook Trailside Museum, Forest Preserve District of Cook County River Forest 708-366-6530 irene.flebbe@cookcountyil.gov
Cook Riverside Public Library Riverside 708-442-6366 janicefisher@riversidelibrary.org
Cook Sand Ridge Nature Center, Forest Preserve District of Cook County South Holland 708-868-0606

jake.huffman@cookcountyil.gov

De Kalb Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area Shabbona 815-824-2106 molly.haseman@illinois.gov

De Witt

Weldon Springs State Park

Clinton

217-935-0373 carol.thompson@illinois.gov
Du Page Bartlett Park District Nature Center Bartlett 847-608-3100 rnagle@bartlettparks.org

Du Page

Forest Preserve District of Du Page County - Mayslake

Oak Brook

630-206-9586

ndahlin@dupageforest.com

Du Page The Morton Arboretum Lisle 630-725-2118 ksteele@mortonarb.org

Du Page Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum Lisle 630-829-6546

JuricaSuchyMuseum@ben.edu

Effingham

Ballard Nature Center

Altamont

618-483-6856 ballardnc@frontiernet.net
Franklin USACOE Rend Lake Benton 618-724-2493 dawn.m.kovarik@usace.army.mil

Fulton

Dickson Mounds Museum

Lewistown

309-547-3721

cchristensen@museum.state.il.us

Grundy Coal City Public Library Coal City 815-634-4552 ext. 110 rene@coalcity.lib.il.us

Grundy

Goose Lake Prairie State Park

Morris

815-942-2899

joe.giacone@illinois.gov

Grundy

Gebhard Woods State Park

Morris

815-942-0796

jill.jackson@illinois.gov

Hancock Greater West Central Libraries Augusta 217-392-2211 gwclibraries@yahoo.com
Henry Geneseo Public Library Geneseo 309-944-6452

ccrawford@geneseo.lib.il.us

Iroquois Central Citizens' Library District Clifton 815-694-2800 chitchens@cusd4.org
Iroquois Watseka Public Library Watseka 815-432-4544 watsekalibrary@yahoo.com

Jackson

Giant City State Park

Makanda

618-457-4836

jennifer.randolph@illinois.gov

Jersey Illini Middle School Jerseyville 618-498-5527 Ask for Debra Weiler or Judy Nurnberger. debra.weiler@jersey100.org

Johnson

Cache River State Natural Area

Belknap

618-657-2064

molie.oliver@illinois.gov
Kane Hawthorne Hill Nature Center Elgin 847-531-7007 bruggeman_g@cityofelgin.org
Kane Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, St. Charles Park District St. Charles 630-513-4346 potto@st-charlesparks.org
Kane Red Oak Nature Center Batavia 630-897-1808 mgazdacka@fvpd.net
Kankakee Kankakee River State Park Bourbonnais 815-933-1383  kathy.pangle@illinois.gov
Kendall Kendall County Outdoor Education Center Yorkville 630-553-7108 dbazan@roe24.org
Knox Galesburg Public Library Galesburg 309-343-6118 karen.marple@galesburglibrary.org

La Salle

Starved Rock State Park

Utica

815-667-4726 option "O"

jolyn.wise@illinois.gov
Lake Illinois Beach State Park Zion 847-662-4811 deb.kloss@illinois.gov

Lake

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Ingleside

815-344-1294

stacy.iwanicki@illinois.gov
Livingston Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District Pontiac 815-844-6127 extension 3 debra.ruff@il.nacdnet.net

Macon

Rock Springs Nature Center

Decatur

217-423-7708

bkarcher@maconcountyconservation.org

jtish@maconcountyconservation.org

Madison Collinsville Memorial Public Library Collinsville 618-344-1112 alisond@mvlibdist.org
Madison National Great Rivers Museum East Alton 618-462-6979 erin.a.hilligoss-volkmann@usace.army.mil
Madison National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Godfrey 618-468-2783 marioni@lc.edu
Massac Fort Massac State Park Metropolis 618-524-4712 chris.mcginness@illinois.gov
Massac Mermet Lake Conservation Area Belknap 618-524-5577 chris.mcginness@illinois.gov
McDonough Argyle Lake State Park Colchester 309-776-3422 bridget.hinchee@illinois.gov
McDonough District Forester's Office, Argyle Lake State Park Colchester 309-776-5271 barrie.mcvey@illinois.gov

McDonough

Western Illinois University, Elementary Education

Macomb

309-298-1777 or

309-298-1258

DT-Powers@wiu.edu
McHenry McHenry County Conservation District Crystal Lake 815-479-5779 education@mccdistrict.org
McHenry McHenry County Schools Environmental Education Program Woodstock 815-334-4054 mcseep@co.mchenry.il.us
McLean Danvers Township Library Danvers 309-963-4269 danvers.tl.rsa@gmail.com
McLean Sugar Grove Nature Center McLean 309-874-2174 info@sugargrovenaturecenter.org
Mercer Mercer County Agricultural Education Program Aledo 309-582-5106 tkirwan@illinois.edu
Monroe Camp Wartburg Waterloo 618-979-0918 robert_polansky@lcfs.org
Morgan ROE #46 Regional Media Center Jacksonville 217-243-1804 kkunz@roe46.net
Ogle University of Illinois Extension Oregon 815-732-2191 charbm@illinois.edu
Peoria The PROE Center Edwards 309-673-1040 kbarr@peoriaroe48.net
Pope Illinois Forest Resource Center Simpson 618-695-3383 jakirk@illinois.edu
Randolph IDNR Office Sparta 618-295-2877 mark.v.brown@illinois.gov
Rock Island Mississippi River Visitors' Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island 309-794-5338 mvrodmn15@usace.army.mil

Rock Island

Western Illinois University

Moline

309-762-3999 ext. 262

DT-Powers@wiu.edu
Saline U.S. Forest Service Shawnee National Forest Office Harrisburg 618-253-7114 rebeccahwilliams@fs.fed.us
Sangamon

IDNR Division of Education

Springfield

217-524-4126

dnr.teachkids@illinois.gov

Sangamon

Regional Office of Education Staff Development Center

Springfield

217-585-8090

adurall@roe51sdc.org

Shelby USACOE Lake Shelbyville Office Shelbyville 217-774-3951 Phil.j.manhart@usace.army.mil
Vermilion Catlin Public Library District Catlin 217-427-2550 catlinlibrary03@yahoo.com
Vermilion Vermilion County Conservation District Danville 217-442-1691 ldarling@vccd.org

Wabash

Beall Woods State Park

Mt. Carmel

618-298-2441

jacque.cullison@illinois.gov
Wayne IDNR District Office Fairfield 618-842-2179 mary.hurley@illinois.gov
Will IDNR Office Wilmington 815-476-0109 tom.gargrave@illinois.gov
Will Forest Preserve District of Will County Joliet 815-727-8700 jprince@fpdwc.org
Will Camp Manitoqua Frankfort 815-469-2319 matt@manitoqua.org
Winnebago Burpee Museum of Natural History Rockford 815-965-3433 lisa.johnson@burpee.org
Winnebago Kishwaukee Intermediate Delivery System (KIDS) Loves Park 815-636-3040 sbooth@kidsroe.org

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