"The mission of Sugar Grove Nature Center is to provide a place where individuals
can experience, study, and enjoy the environment and history of Funks Grove,
and as a result be inspired to become responsible stewards of the environment. "
Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in Funks Grove among over 1,000 acres of high quality natural area, most of which are protected as registered Illinois Land & Water Reserves or dedicated Illinois Nature Preserves. Funks Grove is the largest remaining intact prairie grove in the state of Illinois and portions have been designated a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior.