From L-R: Kerry Leigh (NLI Executive Director) Lindsay Keeney (IL Environmental Council), Natalie Finnie (IDNR), Amy Doll (Ex. Dir./Friends of IL Nature Preserves), Cynthia Kanner (Ex. Dir./Prairie State Conservation Coalition).

Congratulations to Natalie Finnie as the new Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).

“Natural Land Institute (NLI) and all of our partners in conservation are excited to work with her and we’re looking forward to working together to make progress on climate and conservation and bringing unprecedented federal resources into the state”, said Kerry Leigh, NLI’s Executive Director. Leigh met Finnie while attending the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission quarterly meeting in Springfield this week (Jan. 23-24).

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