Who We Are

Grand Prairie Friends is comprised of people from all walks of life. Scientists, students, artists and teachers make up only a fraction of the long list of types of people GPF members are. Despite our diversity in interests, one thing unites us- the desire to preserve, restore and promote natural areas in the region of East Central Illinois. If you too are interested in the nature around you and you want to be a part of its ongoing preservation, we most warmly welcome you to join Grand Prairie Friends.


Our current committees are Education, Membership and Volunteerism, Stewardship, Fundraising, Publicity, Land Acquisition, and Finance.


Grand Prairie Friends relies on dedicated volunteers for primary responsibility of natural areas. If you are interested in stewardship of a GPF natural area, contact james.ellis72 [at] gmail [dot] com.