We Closed on 357 Acres This Week!

We Closed on 357 Acres This Week!

Lost Flora Fen Expansion NLI is pleased to announce that we closed on 357 acres on June 15, 2021 and are the proud new owners of this land that will expand Lost Flora Fen, protect one and half miles of Raccoon Creek and provide access from Yale Bridge Rd. in northern...

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Family Nature Adventures

Family Nature Adventures

NLI's Summer Outdoor Adventure Series Returns! For the second year, Natural Land Institute will present Family Nature Adventures, a virtual and outdoor adventure series that runs seven weeks and can be done at any time and from anywhere. There are no geographic...

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New Nature Preserve and Nature Preserve Buffer Designation

New Nature Preserve and Nature Preserve Buffer Designation

Burr Oak Valley Nature Preserve The Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce that the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, at their May 11th 2021 meeting, has dedicated 98.93 acres of The Natural Land Institute’s Burr Oak Valley Preserve as an Illinois State...

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We Support 30×30

We Support 30×30

Last week, the Biden administration released its America The Beautiful Report. In our community, the woodlands, prairies and streams, and all outdoor spaces are more than the backdrop of daily life—they bring us solace and inspire our joy. Like most of you, I have had...

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2021 Family Nature Adventures Coming Soon

2021 Family Nature Adventures Coming Soon

Family Nature Adventures is open to all and geared to families with kids ages 2 - 14. Watch a video online, do the suggested activity outside in your backyard or a nearby park/preserve. Earn a Junior Naturalist Badge. Right now we're busy planning for this year's...

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The Rare Flora of Apple River Canyon

The Rare Flora of Apple River Canyon

Wild Ones of Rock River Valley To Host Virtual Program featuring Townsend Glade Land & Water Reserve and Apple River Canyon Thursday, May 20, 2021 Online Zoom video presentation Time: 7:00 p.m. Randy Nyboer, former District Natural Heritage Biologist for the...

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Thank You Special Projects Donors

Thank You Special Projects Donors

A Video Thank you from Kerry Leigh To Donors of Special Projects for Nygren Wetland Preserve Wow! A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Special Projects for Nygren Wetland Preserve through “A Great Beginning” Virtual Fundraiser in December (2020) and the End...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Charlie Sturm

Volunteer Spotlight: Charlie Sturm

Learning More About Our Volunteers In the words of Charlie Sturm NLI Trustee, Marketing & Membership Committee Chair, Event and Stewardship Volunteer I am co-chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee. I started volunteering for NLI in 2006, collecting seeds...

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Wild Things (Virtual) Conference

Wild Things (Virtual) Conference

For those of you interested in learning more about "Wild Things" in our region, whether you are a professional or a volunteer, you will want to check out the 2021 virtual WILD THINGS Conference. It will be held over two weekends: Part 1: February 19-21 and Part 2:...

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Winter Bingo Challenge

Winter Bingo Challenge

815 Outside Challenges You to Get Outside and Play BINGO! They've created a bingo card full of ideas (read: activities) to inspire your outdoor explorations. Make the most of winter. You could win a prize if you follow the instructions and think of the priceless...

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