Calendar

Dec
8
Tue
A Great Beginning @ Virtual
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrating 20 Years in 2020 

A Virtual Gala Fundraiser


Sunset on the oak savanna at Nygren Wetland Preserve. Photo by Robert Clark.

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour Conversations

At 6:00 p.m. grab your favorite beverage and join others in a Zoom “room” on a topic that interests you. You can just watch, or join with audio and video to participate in the conversation, meet up with friends and make new friends.

“Room” topics include:

The Story of Carl and Myrna Nygren

Honoring Anne Meyer

If You Build It They Will Come (Birding at Nygren Wetland)

Hobby Photographers

Join the Work – Volunteer Stewardship

Discovering the Habitats of Nygren Wetland

Reunion of Restoration Volunteers

Pick the room you want to visit the night of the event. A Zoom link will be provided to registrants via email shortly before 6:00 p.m. the night of this event.


7:00 p.m. Program

(A link to be provided to registrants via email the night of the event.)

  • Welcome, introduction of the program, thank you to our sponsors
  • Comments from Special Guest Andy Bacon (Former NLI Director of Land Stewardship)
  • The premier of the 20th Anniversary video about the restoration of Nygren Wetland Preserve
  • Showcasing special projects on the Preserve
  • Presenting the 2020 George and Barbara Fell Award to Don Miller
  • Wrap up Remarks
  • A Celebration Toast to the 20th Anniversary of Nygren Wetland Preserve with your Celebration Kit: Sparkling Cider, Souvenir Wine Glass sponsored by Studio GWA, Bundtlet Dessert sponsored by Nothing Bundt Cakes (Rockford), Prairie Wildflower Seeds (Black-eyed Susan, Partridge Pea) sponsored by Pizzo & Associates and Pizzo Native Plant Nursery.

 

 

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.

 

Jan
16
Sat
Stewardship Days -Silver Creek Woods Preserve @ Silver Creek Woods Preserve
Jan 16 @ 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.

 

Feb
20
Sat
Stewardship Days -Silver Creek Woods Preserve @ Silver Creek Woods Preserve
Feb 20 @ 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.

 

Mar
20
Sat
Stewardship Days -Silver Creek Woods Preserve @ Silver Creek Woods Preserve
Mar 20 @ 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.

 

Apr
17
Sat
Stewardship Days -Silver Creek Woods Preserve @ Silver Creek Woods Preserve
Apr 17 @ 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.

 

May
15
Sat
Stewardship Days -Silver Creek Woods Preserve @ Silver Creek Woods Preserve
May 15 @ 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.

 

Jun
19
Sat
Stewardship Days -Silver Creek Woods Preserve @ Silver Creek Woods Preserve
Jun 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.

 

Jul
17
Sat
Stewardship Days -Silver Creek Woods Preserve @ Silver Creek Woods Preserve
Jul 17 @ 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.

 

Aug
21
Sat
Stewardship Days -Silver Creek Woods Preserve @ Silver Creek Woods Preserve
Aug 21 @ 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.