Going a Little Overboard

Going a Little Overboard

It was a cold, damp April day with rain showers and snow in the forecast. As Catie Vernon started showing off her native plant beds, her enthusiasm helped warm things up.

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Monarchs Need Your Help!

Monarchs Need Your Help!

The Eastern Monarch butterfly population is declining significantly and they need our help. You can find out how to help them in this article.

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March Tree of the Month 2024

March Tree of the Month 2024

NLI’s Legacy Tree Program announces the featured tree of the month for March is a Black Maple (Acer nigrum) growing on the public right-of-way along Moody Road west of Rockton, which measures as the new State Champion! Height: 73 feet, Crown Spread: 78 ft-3 inches, Circumference: 14 feet!

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The 2024 George and Barbara Fell Award Recipient

The 2024 George and Barbara Fell Award Recipient

Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2024 George and Barbara Fell Award is Dan Kane. Kane recently retired after serving 23 years as Executive Director of the Boone County Conservation District.

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What NLI Does About Invasive Species

What NLI Does About Invasive Species

It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Natural Land Institute’s land stewardship staff spend much of their time, along with volutneers and sometimes contractors, removing invasive species in woodlands, prairies and wetlands.

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Lost Flora Fen Approved as Nature Preserve

Lost Flora Fen Approved as Nature Preserve

Natural Land Institute is excited to announce that land owned by the 65 year old conservation land trust, Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek in northern Winnebago County, was given final approval by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission (INPC) at their 246th meeting on Jan. 23, 2024 for dedication as an Illinois Nature Preserve.

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