The Starved Rock Historical and Educational Foundation is a not-forprofit organization, established in 1991 and dedicated to the preservation of the area’s natural heritage and advancement of educational programming at Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks. The Starved Rock Foundation assists IDNR staff with a variety of activities and programs throughout the year, including leading guided hikes, sponsoring educational programs, assisting with special events, staffing the information desk at the Visitor Center, operating the Foundation’s “Le Rocher” Gift shop, and


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“Never doubt that a small
group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed, it’s the
only thing that ever has. “
Margaret Mead


Benefits of Membership
Many of the benefits of being a member in an organization cannot be listed or described since they are internal and spiritual. Each person makes their own joy out of participating in their own way. Here are some items we can
list though.
– networking with like-interested people
– opportunities to learn about the park and its natural beauty and history.
– annual recognition
– annual holiday party
– Complimentary subscription to “Canyon News” the park’s quarterly newsletter.
– 10% discount at the Le Rocher Gift Shop

Membership dues are the backbone of our support.
Active members volunteer their time and services for events and activities on behalf of the site. Supporting members offer primarily financial support.

If you would like to join us, please complete the membership application below and return it with your donation today.

Thank you!






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