Winter Bingo Challenge

815 Outside Challenges You to Get Outside and Play BINGO! They’ve created a bingo card full of ideas (read: activities) to inspire your outdoor explorations. Make the most of winter. You could win a prize if you follow the instructions and think of the priceless...

Tree & Shrub Sale

Winnebago County Soil & Water Conservation District is holding their annual Tree & Shrub Sale now through March 12, 2021. Call or visit their website for a brochure and order form: 815/965-2392, Ex. 3, www.WinnebagoSWCD.org Click Here for the:  2021 tree sale...

Adding Layers of Land Protection

Adding NLI sites to state lists provide more information about their natural conservation assets and provides more layers of protection for the future. Getting NLI preserves added to State of Illinois conservation lists is another important step in protecting the land...

Study Says: Honeysuckle Leaves Impact Water Quality

Natural Land Institute has been fighting the growth of bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) in the wooded areas of our preserves for many years. Bush honeysuckle (from Asia) doesn’t have natural competitors here and therefore, grows aggressively making it impossible...

Eleven Reasons to Volunteer for Mother Nature

Read below for 11 Reasons to Volunteer for Mother Nature – and NLI There are lots of Top Ten Lists out there. So we decided to be a little different and come up with an odd number of reasons to volunteer for Natural Land Institute. The winter months can be the...