Natural Bridge at Bell Smith Springs


Greetings from the Sierra Club's Shawnee Group of Southern Illinois. The Shawnee Group is an activist organization with dedicated members working on numerous, local issues such as natural areas management; endangered species, biodiversity and wilderness preservation.

Mark your calendars! Native Plant Sale!

wild columbine

Saturday, May 16

Second Annual Sierra Club Native Plant Sale

10 am til ?  Come early – avoid disappointment!

Town Square Pavillion

Near intersection of US 51 North and Hwy 13 West

Carbondale, Illinois

Large selection of plants native to southern Illinois – hardy, beautiful, pollinator friendly, and low maintenance. Plants are reasonably priced.

We will have more than 1000 plants of many species, including perennial wildflowers, grasses trees, shrubs, and vines for shade and sun. There will also be plants for rain gardens (moist to wet soil).

Our first native plant sale was very successful. We were virtually sold out by 1 pm, and almost 1000 native plants found new homes.

Our goals is hosting this event were:

  • To encourage landscaping with native plants and
  • To raise money

Both of these goals were fulfilled. We are excited about our second year – we expect to have many more plants and a greater number of species.

Woodland Restoration Program by Bob Gillespie

Woodland Restoration

Emergency Preparedness

Green Roofs

Snake trail hike

Native Landscaping with Laurel Toussaint

Kinkaid Lake Trail Hike