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Oct
27
Tue
NLI Virtual Book Discussion: Trace @ Zoom meeting
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Virtual Book Discussion

Have you ever read a good book and then wanted to discuss it with your friends, family, or anyone else who has read the same one? NLI is starting a book discussion program (uhm, because we feel the same way) based on themes of the natural world and topics that impact our lives and nature. We want you to share your thoughts and passion with us about what you have read.

Join us for the first program in this series for a discussion about the book, Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape by Lauret Savoy. Shelby Best, NLI Marketing & Membership Committee member, will lead the discussion to be held via Zoom.

Get the book at your favorite bookstore, buy and download it on your favorite reading device, or buy it online here and read it before we meet on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. for the discussion.

Registration is required for this free event.

Fill out the registration form below and a Zoom link will be sent to you on Monday, Oct. 26.

Book Review:

https://www.ecolitbooks.com/2016/09/book-review-trace-by-lauret-savoy/

Lauret Savoy’s Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape is both a memoir and a study of human events within the natural landscape of the United States. As an incessant traveler from childhood and on into a career as a professor of geology and environmental studies at Mount Holyoke College, she has embraced and studied a significant portion of the ancient landscape of the United States upon whose surface the history of a people has only recently been written. Her informed perspective leads her to write, “Tumultuous histories, human and geological, formed the landscape in which I am implicated, and they continue.” Human history is, of course, but an instant in the history of the planet, particularly on the North American continent. In this book, Savoy invites the reader to accompany her on a quest to understand the human drama that has defined who she is, and she encourages us to take a closer look at our own roles on this stage we share with her.

 

 

Oct
28
Wed
Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve @ Nygren Wetland Preserve
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

WEEKLY WEDNESDAYS

Will resume on Sep. 2 with social distancing protocols in place.

Nygren Wetland Preserve
Address: 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton IL  61072

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

NLI’s most ambitious restoration to date hosts a complex of habitats and rare species. Volunteer tasks include control and removal of bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard or other invasive species, planting/collecting seeds, helping in the greenhouse, planting plugs, general maintenance, bird and mammal monitoring, prescribed burns, and set-up for special events. Enjoy the beauty of the prairies and wetlands while you work.

Individuals or groups who wish to participate in this volunteer Stewardship Day should contact:

Zach Grycan, Director of Stewardship, for more information and to confirm participation at 920/912-4338,  zgrycan@naturalland.org

You are welcome to help during the entire time listed or for part of the day. Please let Zach know what time to expect you.

What to bring:

NLI provides tools, gloves, and water (and sometimes special snacks!). If you plan to stay through lunch, you may want to bring a sack lunch. Dress for the weather. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy boots are recommended.

 

Oct
29
Thu
Every Thur Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley @ Burr Oak Valley Preserve
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am

EVERY THURSDAY

Directions: Meet across from Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 7404 Elevator Rd., Roscoe, IL 61073

Thursdays: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

The rare habitats found here were in peril until you stepped in to help out. Play a role in tackling the invasive threats in the remnant prairies and woodlands of this preserve. Tasks include removing and controlling the non-native woody brush, prescribed burns and seed collection. Enjoy fresh air, exercise and the beauty of this special place while you work.

Individuals or groups who wish to participate in one of the volunteer Stewardship Days should contact:

You are welcome to help during the entire time listed or for part of the day. Please let Zach or Tyler know what time to expect you.

What to bring:

NLI provides tools, gloves, and water (and sometimes special snacks!). If you plan to stay through lunch, you may want to bring a sack lunch. Dress for the weather. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy boots are recommended.

 

Nov
4
Wed
Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve @ Nygren Wetland Preserve
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

WEEKLY WEDNESDAYS

Will resume on Sep. 2 with social distancing protocols in place.

Nygren Wetland Preserve
Address: 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton IL  61072

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

NLI’s most ambitious restoration to date hosts a complex of habitats and rare species. Volunteer tasks include control and removal of bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard or other invasive species, planting/collecting seeds, helping in the greenhouse, planting plugs, general maintenance, bird and mammal monitoring, prescribed burns, and set-up for special events. Enjoy the beauty of the prairies and wetlands while you work.

Individuals or groups who wish to participate in this volunteer Stewardship Day should contact:

Zach Grycan, Director of Stewardship, for more information and to confirm participation at 920/912-4338,  zgrycan@naturalland.org

You are welcome to help during the entire time listed or for part of the day. Please let Zach know what time to expect you.

What to bring:

NLI provides tools, gloves, and water (and sometimes special snacks!). If you plan to stay through lunch, you may want to bring a sack lunch. Dress for the weather. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy boots are recommended.

 

Nov
5
Thu
Every Thur Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley @ Burr Oak Valley Preserve
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am

EVERY THURSDAY

Directions: Meet across from Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 7404 Elevator Rd., Roscoe, IL 61073

Thursdays: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

The rare habitats found here were in peril until you stepped in to help out. Play a role in tackling the invasive threats in the remnant prairies and woodlands of this preserve. Tasks include removing and controlling the non-native woody brush, prescribed burns and seed collection. Enjoy fresh air, exercise and the beauty of this special place while you work.

Individuals or groups who wish to participate in one of the volunteer Stewardship Days should contact:

You are welcome to help during the entire time listed or for part of the day. Please let Zach or Tyler know what time to expect you.

What to bring:

NLI provides tools, gloves, and water (and sometimes special snacks!). If you plan to stay through lunch, you may want to bring a sack lunch. Dress for the weather. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy boots are recommended.

 

Nov
7
Sat
First Sat Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley @ Burr Oak Valley Preserve
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Burr Oak Valley Preserve
FIRST SATURDAYS  9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Directions: Meet across from Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 7404 Elevator Rd., Roscoe, IL 61073

The rare habitats found here were in peril until you stepped in to help out. Play a role in tackling the invasive threats in the remnant prairies and woodlands of this preserve. Tasks include removing and controlling the non-native woody brush, prescribed burns and seed collection. Enjoy fresh air, exercise and the beauty of this special place while you work.

You are welcome to help during the entire time listed or for part of the day. Please let Zach or Tyler know what time to expect you.

What to bring:

NLI provides tools, gloves, and water (and sometimes special snacks!). If you plan to stay through lunch, you may want to bring a sack lunch. Dress for the weather. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy boots are recommended.

Nov
11
Wed
Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve @ Nygren Wetland Preserve
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

WEEKLY WEDNESDAYS

Will resume on Sep. 2 with social distancing protocols in place.

Nygren Wetland Preserve
Address: 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton IL  61072

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

NLI’s most ambitious restoration to date hosts a complex of habitats and rare species. Volunteer tasks include control and removal of bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard or other invasive species, planting/collecting seeds, helping in the greenhouse, planting plugs, general maintenance, bird and mammal monitoring, prescribed burns, and set-up for special events. Enjoy the beauty of the prairies and wetlands while you work.

Individuals or groups who wish to participate in this volunteer Stewardship Day should contact:

Zach Grycan, Director of Stewardship, for more information and to confirm participation at 920/912-4338,  zgrycan@naturalland.org

You are welcome to help during the entire time listed or for part of the day. Please let Zach know what time to expect you.

What to bring:

NLI provides tools, gloves, and water (and sometimes special snacks!). If you plan to stay through lunch, you may want to bring a sack lunch. Dress for the weather. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy boots are recommended.

 

Nov
12
Thu
Every Thur Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley @ Burr Oak Valley Preserve
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am

EVERY THURSDAY

Directions: Meet across from Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 7404 Elevator Rd., Roscoe, IL 61073

Thursdays: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

The rare habitats found here were in peril until you stepped in to help out. Play a role in tackling the invasive threats in the remnant prairies and woodlands of this preserve. Tasks include removing and controlling the non-native woody brush, prescribed burns and seed collection. Enjoy fresh air, exercise and the beauty of this special place while you work.

Individuals or groups who wish to participate in one of the volunteer Stewardship Days should contact:

You are welcome to help during the entire time listed or for part of the day. Please let Zach or Tyler know what time to expect you.

What to bring:

NLI provides tools, gloves, and water (and sometimes special snacks!). If you plan to stay through lunch, you may want to bring a sack lunch. Dress for the weather. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy boots are recommended.

 

Nov
18
Wed
Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve @ Nygren Wetland Preserve
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

WEEKLY WEDNESDAYS

Will resume on Sep. 2 with social distancing protocols in place.

Nygren Wetland Preserve
Address: 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton IL  61072

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

NLI’s most ambitious restoration to date hosts a complex of habitats and rare species. Volunteer tasks include control and removal of bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard or other invasive species, planting/collecting seeds, helping in the greenhouse, planting plugs, general maintenance, bird and mammal monitoring, prescribed burns, and set-up for special events. Enjoy the beauty of the prairies and wetlands while you work.

Individuals or groups who wish to participate in this volunteer Stewardship Day should contact:

Zach Grycan, Director of Stewardship, for more information and to confirm participation at 920/912-4338,  zgrycan@naturalland.org

You are welcome to help during the entire time listed or for part of the day. Please let Zach know what time to expect you.

What to bring:

NLI provides tools, gloves, and water (and sometimes special snacks!). If you plan to stay through lunch, you may want to bring a sack lunch. Dress for the weather. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy boots are recommended.

 

Nov
19
Thu
Every Thur Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley @ Burr Oak Valley Preserve
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am

EVERY THURSDAY

Directions: Meet across from Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 7404 Elevator Rd., Roscoe, IL 61073

Thursdays: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

The rare habitats found here were in peril until you stepped in to help out. Play a role in tackling the invasive threats in the remnant prairies and woodlands of this preserve. Tasks include removing and controlling the non-native woody brush, prescribed burns and seed collection. Enjoy fresh air, exercise and the beauty of this special place while you work.

Individuals or groups who wish to participate in one of the volunteer Stewardship Days should contact:

You are welcome to help during the entire time listed or for part of the day. Please let Zach or Tyler know what time to expect you.

What to bring:

NLI provides tools, gloves, and water (and sometimes special snacks!). If you plan to stay through lunch, you may want to bring a sack lunch. Dress for the weather. Long sleeves, pants, and sturdy boots are recommended.