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Dec
2
Wed
Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve @ Nygren Wetland Preserve
Dec 2 @ 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.

 

Dec
3
Thu
Every Thur Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley @ Burr Oak Valley Preserve
Dec 3 @ 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.

 

Dec
5
Sat
First Sat Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley @ Burr Oak Valley Preserve
Dec 5 @ 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.

Dec
9
Wed
Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve @ Nygren Wetland Preserve
Dec 9 @ 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.

 

Dec
10
Thu
Every Thur Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley @ Burr Oak Valley Preserve
Dec 10 @ 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.

 

Dec
16
Wed
Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve @ Nygren Wetland Preserve
Dec 16 @ 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.

 

Dec
17
Thu
Every Thur Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley @ Burr Oak Valley Preserve
Dec 17 @ 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.

 

Dec
19
Sat
Stewardship Days -Silver Creek Woods Preserve @ Silver Creek Woods Preserve
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Effective Sat Mar 21 at 5pm – all volunteer stewardship days are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19

Will resume on Sep. 19 with social distancing protocols in place.

Third Saturday Stewardship Day at Silver Creek Woods Preserve

Directions: 5753 Prairie Rd., Rockford, IL  61102, a few miles southwest of town, just north of Fuller Memorial Forest Preserve.

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

Join us at this preserve, originally donated to NLI by our founders George and Barbara Fell, to assist with a variety of restoration work including the removal and treatment of bush honeysuckle and common buckthorn, and burning of brush piles. Explore the beauty of this private natural area while you provide community service. You never know, you might see a rare bird, mammal or plant.

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

Site Steward,
Dion Faith, (815)520-6916, 
Docfaith68@yahoo.com

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

What to bring:

Dion 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.

 

Dec
23
Wed
Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve @ Nygren Wetland Preserve
Dec 23 @ 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.

 

Dec
24
Thu
Every Thur Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley @ Burr Oak Valley Preserve
Dec 24 @ 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.