NLI and Save Bell Bowl Prairie at Boone County Fair

Natural Land Insitute hosted an information booth about NLI and Bell Bowl Prairie at the Boone County Fair this week (Aug 9 – 14, 2022). We had kids activities and talked to people about the effort to save Bell Bowl Prairie. We invited people to fill out...

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...

Zach Grycan Receives Spark Award

Illinois Prescribed Burn Council’s Spark Award Recognizes High Achievements Early in a Career This week at the annual symposium of the Illinois Prescribed Fire Council, held at Starved Rock State Park, Zach Grycan, Natural Land Institute’s Director of...

$1 billion America the Beautiful Challenge

Announced on April 11, 2022 Big news! The Biden-Harris administration just announced a $1 billion America the Beautiful Challenge that will leverage federal conservation and restoration investments with private and philanthropic contributions to accelerate locally-led...
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