Rain Garden Workshop and Installation

Rain Garden Workshop for Neighborhoods Followed by Hands On Learning Natural Land Institute  (NLI) is partnering with HomeStart, Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Second Congregational/First Presbyterian Church to hold a Rain Garden Workshop...

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Family Nature Day: close up experiences in nature

Natural Land Institute will present Family Nature Day on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton, Ill. The free family themed event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendees can arrive and depart anytime during the four-hour...

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More Land Protected in NW IL and Bats too!

We are excited to announce that NLI closed on the 149-acre Rhodes Property in Jo Daviess County on May 31. This adds to the Apple River Canyon Land and Water Reserve area, which is home to six threatened or endangered species. Barbara Williams conducted bat monitoring...

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Your Input Needed: Survey for NW IL Land & Water Plan

Natural Land Institute (NLI) and the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) are working together to spearhead the creation of a Regional Strategic Land and Water Plan for Northwest Illinois. The goal of the plan is to strengthen the vibrant communities,...

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Two Grants Support Art in Nature

Thank You Natural Land Institute received two grants to support this year’s Art in Nature program: $2,000 from of Rockford Area Arts Council’s Community Arts Access Grant program and $2,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Rockford. We appreciate the financial support from...

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M & M Photography Proceeds Go to NLI

Thank You M & M Photography Michael and Melissa of M & M Photography are new NLI members. We appreciate their support and offer to give 10% of proceeds from photos purchased on their website to NLI. https://www.mandmphotography.net/info  ...

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2018 Wildflower Walkabout Series

Co-Sponsored by: Natural Land Institute and Severson Dells Nature Center SDNC: 815/335-2915, NLI: 815/964-6666 All walks begin at 6:00 p.m.  Free to attend. Membership in either or both organizations is encouraged. Registration Requested: www.SeversonDells.com.  Come...

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Volunteers Make a Difference

Natural Land Institute has properties dispersed across the region and offers a variety of ways for you to make a difference. By supporting projects that range from creating wildlife habitat to conserving rare species, you will find the rewards of volunteering to be...

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