Starved Rock Ornament Unveiled

Illinois Conservation Foundation releases Starved Rock State Park ornament

Photo provided by Illinois Conservation Foundation

Looking for a holiday gift idea? Check out the Illinois Conservation Foundation’s new limited edition state park ornaments. This year’s ornament is the first in this collectible series, featuring Starved Rock State Park. Each year, a new ornament will showcase a different site, so don’t miss out. Best of all, your purchase directly contributes to the ongoing restoration and revitalization of Illinois state parks.

Recognized for its waterfalls, the Starved Rock ornament serves as a tribute to Illinois’ natural beauty and the Foundation’s dedication to conservation efforts, according to a news release from the foundation.

Available exclusively online at, the ornaments are priced at $15.99 each, including shipping and handling, according to the release.

Proceeds from ornament sales will be directed toward restoration and revitalization initiatives at Illinois state parks, according to the release.

Measuring 3 inches and crafted from diecast enamel, the 2023 ornament highlights Starved Rock State Park’s scenic allure and offers an opportunity to commemorate the park.

“This ornament represents a tangible way for supporters to contribute to our mission of conserving Illinois’ natural treasures,” said Steve Ettinger, executive director of the Illinois Conservation Foundation.

“Every year we plan to feature a different state park, making this a fun collectors’ series for Illinois’ outdoor enthusiasts. We have a few parks on our short list and would love to hear from fellow park lovers which ones they want to see highlighted in the upcoming years.”

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