Who Will Read at Nature Poetry & Prose?

We're looking forward to hearing inspiring nature themed writings at Nature Poetry & Prose on Fri., Sep. 27, 2019. Thank you to Nature at the Confluence (306 Dickop St., South Beloit, IL) for being our partner and location host for this annual event. Time: 6:30 -...

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Legislators Tour and Lunch

Discussing Environmental and Conservation Issues with Elected Officials Natural Land Institute (NLI) and the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) hosted a tour and lunch for Legislators and local elected officials at Nygren Wetland Preserve, Rockton, Ill., on July 30,...

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Governor Signs Illegal Logging Legislation

We're excited to share the news with you that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed an amendment to the Wrongful Tree Cutting Act that increases penalties and compensation for cost of damages and remediation of illegal logging on protected land. Read about it here....

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Party on the Prairie on the News

NLI's Kim Johnsen talked to FOX39 Eyewtiness News on their morning news program, Thu., June 27. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/pS3HEGnyCyg...

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The Kjellstrom Family Foundation Gives to FND

Family Nature Day: June 22, 2019 Natural Land Institute (NLI) is pleased to announce that it has received a $2,500 grant for the 2019 Family Nature Day from The Kjellstrom Family Foundation. Family Nature Day is a free family themed event that features 13 learning...

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Family Nature Day featured on Good Day Stateline

Good Day Stateline (WTVO17) interviewed NLI Director of Marketing & Membership, Kim Johnsen, on their program that airs on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. The segment aired on June 16. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP7faSqp-wk   Thank you to WTVO17/FOX39...

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Family Nature Day Flyer

Family Nature Day on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Nygren Wetland Preserve is a great event for families and individuals. See the  Family Nature Day Flyer 2019 here for event details. Please Register here. Registration requested by June 21....

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Meeting Location Change: May 15 – Pecatonica Wetlands

Wildflower Walkabout: Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Due to flooding at Pecatonica Wetlands Preserve the meeting location for this preserve has been changed to: 17992 Blair Rd. A link to the map location is here. Start time is 6:00 p.m....

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Wild Ones – Native Plant Sale

Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter is holding their Native Plant Sale Now through May 10 you can check out their order form here. Deadline to order: May 10; Pick up and public sale: May 17 and 18 Check out the order form for more details about ordering, pick...

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2019 Wildflower Walkabout

The 2019 Wildflower Walkabout Series is Here! For ten weeks this spring, once a week on alternating Tuesdays or Wednesdays, there will be a guided hike at a local natural area, from parks to Forest Preserves to privately owned preserves, you will have a chance to...

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