Join us in creating an enduring legacy of natural land in northern Illinois. Become a member of the Natural Land Institute. As a member, you will join with others committed to leaving to future generations the uniquely beautiful place that is northern Illinois.

We each have memories of the special places where wild and natural lands spoke to us and changed our lives. When we describe our communities, we always speak of our landscapes. Northern Illinois is a land of prairies, river valleys, endless plains, and upland forests that create a sense of place and identity.

Our natural lands are the most important legacy we can pass on intact to our children and grandchildren.

You can help to preserve and enhance that legacy by becoming a member of the Natural Land Institute.

The most important benefit of membership is that YOU have a part in saving natural land forever. Members can visit our preserves that are not usually open to the public. Members receive email updates, newsletters and invitations to events so they know about opportunities to volunteer and to attend workshops, lectures or presentations.

You can help make a difference now and for generations to come! Please join us by choosing a membership level below and clicking on the “Pay with PayPal” button.

Membership Levels:
$35 Partner
$50 Supporting
$100 Protector
$250 Guardian
$500 Benefactor
$1,000 Trustee of the Land

Membership Donation

To become a member of NLI, please select the level from the drop down list and click the “Pay with PayPal” button. You can complete your membership donation through the secure PayPal site with your PayPal account or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).

Membership Levels

Monthly Giving Options

If you would like to give monthly, please click here and you will be directed to the monthly giving page.

Other Designated Funds

Nygren Wetland Preserve

To support restoration projects at the Nygren Wetland Preserve, click on the Donate button below, and enter the amount you would like to donate.

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