Third Saturday Stewardship Day at Silver Creek Woods Preserve

Silver Creek Woods Preserve 5753 Prairie Rd, Rockton

Directions: 5753 Prairie Rd., Rockford, IL  61102, a few miles southwest of town, just north of Fuller Memorial Forest Preserve. Alternate entrance is just west of the 6038 Tipple Rd. Please contact Dion Faith to confirm which entrance will be used on a specific date (see his contact information below). 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. […]

Wednesday Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve

Nygren Wetland Preserve 190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton

WEEKLY WEDNESDAYS Will resume in spring 2021 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 […]

Every Thur Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley

Burr Oak Preserve 7404 Elevator Rd, Roscoe

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 […]

Fourth Friday Stewardship Day: Keefer Nature Reserve

Volunteer Opportunity The William & Gayle Keefer Nature Reserve consists of 40 acres of woodland and an old quarry that was donated by Gayle to NLI in 2017. Staff and volunteers are working to remove non-native invasive brush to establish trails and to restore some areas to oak savanna and prairie. The limestone bluff and […]

Volunteer Stewardship: Howard D. Colman Dells Nature Preserve

Volunteer at Colman Dells Join Site Steward, Chris Reisetter, to volunteer for land stewardship service at this private preserve. The unique features here include limestone bluffs that rise above Hall Creek and woodlands that need some help restoring and managing the native habitat. Volunteers will help remove invasive woody brush and monitor burn piles. Contact […]

Wednesday Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve

Nygren Wetland Preserve 190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton

WEEKLY WEDNESDAYS Will resume in spring 2021 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 […]

Every Thur Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley

Burr Oak Preserve 7404 Elevator Rd, Roscoe

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 […]

First Saturday Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley

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 […]

Nygren Wetland Bioblitz

A Rock River Valley City Nature Challenge Event Natural Land Institute is excited to hold a mini-bioblitz at Nygren Wetland Preserve as part of the Rock River Valley City Nature Challenge observation period, April 30 - May 3, 2020. Join NLI staff and volunteers at 10:00 a.m. on Sat., May 1, 2021 to take a […]

Wednesday Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve

Nygren Wetland Preserve 190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton

WEEKLY WEDNESDAYS Will resume in spring 2021 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 […]

Every Thur Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley

Burr Oak Preserve 7404 Elevator Rd, Roscoe

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 […]