Thank You Special Projects Donors

A Video Thank you from Kerry Leigh To Donors of Special Projects for Nygren Wetland Preserve Wow! A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Special Projects for Nygren Wetland Preserve through “A Great Beginning” Virtual Fundraiser in December (2020) and the End...

Volunteer Spotlight: Charlie Sturm

Learning More About Our Volunteers In the words of Charlie Sturm NLI Trustee, Marketing & Membership Committee Chair, Event and Stewardship Volunteer I am co-chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee. I started volunteering for NLI in 2006, collecting seeds...

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...

Townsend Glade Land and Water Reserve

New Illinois Land and Water Reserve NLI is pleased that to announce that Townsend Glade, located in Jo Daviess County, was approved in September as an Illinois Land and Water Reserve by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission.       NLI purchased...

It’s the Law Now

Act Signed by the President We are pleased to report that the Great American Outdoors Act was signed by the President on August 4, 2020 so it is now officially a law. Funding is provided in perpetuity for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which protects public...

Practicing [email protected]

The Kanes Practice Conservation Throughout Their Front and Back Yards. Diane and Dan Kane of Clinton, Wisconsin are NLI’s most recently certified [email protected] recipients. The Kanes proudly showed off the variety of native gardens in their front and back yards,...