SEEDING and Brush Clearing at Burr Oak Valley Preserve

Volunteer Stewardship Days at Burr Oak VP are Sat/Jan 6 and Mon/Jan 8 Messages from Zach and Ed: Sat., Jan. 6 we'll be out and seeding at our restoration areas in the north portion of Burr Oak Valley. Please see the details below- we do hae a brush pile that we can...

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Winter Tree and Shrub Identification Workshop

The Natural Land Institute will host the Winter Tree & Shrub Identification Workshop on Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The workshop will be led by NLI’s Director of Stewardship, Zach Grycan. Participants will learn how to identify native and...

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Lost Flora Fen Needs Your Support!

You Can Help! Nestled along Raccoon Creek, midway between Nygren Wetland Preserve and the Wisconsin border, is a natural property containing many rare and endangered plants, as well as unusual butterflies, dragonflies and wildlife. LOST FLORA FEN was first cataloged...

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Giving to a Cause You Love

We know you love the wild spaces that Natural Land Institute has preserved and protected for plants, animals and people during the past 59 years. Become a member of or renew your membership with NLI today, on #GivingTuesday, a worldwide day of giving to causes you...

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#OptOutside Stewardship Day

#OptOutside with us on Black Friday, November 24, 2017 On Black Friday spend time outside doing something worthwhile for the environment. Join Chris Reisetter, our Site Steward for Howard D. Colman Dells Nature Preserve, who will host a Volunteer Community Service...

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Special Stewardship Saturday at Silver Creek

On Saturday, November 25, following Black Friday, you might want to destress, if you were out shopping, and spend some time outdoors helping to restore Silver Creek Woods Preserve, another hidden gem southwest of Rockford. This preserve was very special to our...

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Job Notice: Community Conservation Coordinator

STATUS: Part-time (maximum of 20 hours/week) LOCATION: Natural Land Institute, Rockford Wage:  $15.00 per hour Date Available: December 1, 2017 End Date: Twelve months from date of hire with the potential to become continuous P/T JOB OVERVIEW: The Natural Land...

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NLI Trustee Recognized for Spirit of Caring

Congratulations to Ruth Little, Natural Land Institute Trustee, on being recognized on October 20, 2017 with the Spirit of Caring Award from Crusader Community Health Foundation at their Evening of Caring event. Ruth has been a volunteer on seven boards for more than...

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Job Notice: Research Assistance in Conservation Finance

NOTICE OF PART-TIME TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH THE NATURAL LAND INSTITUTE Research Assistant in Conservation Finance Project Name: BUILDING THE SYSTEMS NEEDED TO SCALE UP MULTI-REVENUE BASED CONSERVATION FUNDING IN ILLINOIS The Research Assistant will play...

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You can make a difference at Burr Oak Valley Preserve

You Can Help at Burr Oak Valley Preserve Volunteers Needed NLI hosts volunteer stewardship service days at Burr Oak Valley Preserve (BOVP) on the First Saturday (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and Second Monday (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) of the month. In the next few months...

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