Paige Fitton and son Billy [email protected]

Natural Land Institute had an opportunity to certify the Fitton’s yard with beautiful natural landscaping for the [email protected] program in July. When you notice the native grass like little bluestem and the native butterflyweed growing, it becomes very inviting...

Party on the Prairie Rocks Benefits Nygren Wetland Preserve

Natural Land Institute will hold a fundraiser for their Nygren Wetland Preserve called “Party on the Prairie Rocks!” presented by Campbell Science on Sat., July 16, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Road, Rockton, Illinois. “We...

Happy Faces at Family Nature Adventures

Family Nature Adventures was held on Sat., June 25, 2022 at Nygren Wetland Preserve in Rockton, Ill. from 9 am – 12 pm. We had to cut it an hour short due to weather. It rained off and on and then got windy. However, those who attended had a wonderful time...

Meet NLI’s Marketing Intern: Michael Tackett

Hi everyone! My name is Michael Tackett, I am the marketing intern for The Natural Land Institute (NLI). I am 19 years old and I am from Rockford, IL. I enjoy spending my time creating videos with my friends, playing music, and exploring the many nature preserves in...

Rockton Pelican Fest 2022

On May 21, more than 150 community members, many from Rockton, gathered in Settler’s Park and downtown Rockton to visit this year’s Rockton Pelican Fest– an event celebrating the American White Pelican. Local businesses provided specials and...
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