State selling Starved Rock ornament

Ornament sales will be directed to restoration at Illinois state parks

An aerial view of the fall colors over Eagle Cliff high above the Illinois River on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023 at Starved Rock State Park

The Illinois Conservation Foundation has launched the first in a new series of annual Illinois state park holiday ornaments, showcasing the distinct landscape of Starved Rock State Park in La Salle County.

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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