815 Outside Sunset Soiree

Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve 5360 Mulford Rd., Rockford

Join 815 Outside partner organizations for guided hikes and celebrations as we kick off City Nature Challenge and wrap up the 815 Outside program.


Rockton Pelican Fest 2024

Downtown Rockton, IL Main and S Blackhawk, Rockton, IL

Rockton Pelican Fest is a celebration of the American White Pelicans migrating through the Rockton area and Nygren Wetland Preserve, the Rock River, wildlife and other natural assets surrounding Rockton, and promotes the local retail shops, eateries, and arts and culture of the historic Village of Rockton, Illinois.


Family Nature Adventures 2024

Nygren Wetland Preserve 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton

Family Nature Adventures is a free event held at Nygren Wetland Preserve featuring nature and arts themed learning stations. Children earn a Junior Naturalist badge after visiting at least 6 of the stations and getting their passport stamped.


Party on the Prairie

Nygren Wetland Preserve 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton

This unique outdoor fundraiser for Nygren Wetland Preserve features horse drawn wagons through the prairie, live music, nature themed silent auction, signature drinks, cash bar, and a full service dinner under a large tent overlooking the prairie.

Ticket Price TBA

Third Saturday Stewardship Day at Silver Creek Woods Preserve

Silver Creek Woods Preserve 6038 Tipple Rd., Rockford

Directions: Enter through the gate just west of 6038 Tipple Rd. 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Join us at this preserve, originally donated to NLI by our founders George and […]


Fall Prairie Harvest Day 2024

Nygren Wetland Preserve 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton

Volunteer for nature when you collect seeds at the annual Fall Prairie Harvest Day. Individuals and groups welcome. Fun and easy for all ages.

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