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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Lost Flora Fen is Protected!

We are excited to announce that NLI recently closed on the Lost Flora Fen, so we are now the proud owners of another 40 acres of protected land in the Raccoon Creek Watershed! Lost Flora Fen is nestled along Raccoon Creek, midway between Nygren Wetland Preserve and...

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Deb Carey Received the 2018 George and Barbara Fell Award

Award Recognizes Outstanding Leadership and Accomplishments in Land Conservation The Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce that Debra Carey is the recipient of the 2018 George and BarbaraFell Award.  Deb is the Executive Director of the Dixon Park District....

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NLI’s Strategic Plan: 2018-2023

We're pleased to share with you our Strategic Plan for the next five years, 2018 - 2023, that will guide us in our work with the mission of creating an enduring legacy of natural land in northern Illinois for future generations of people, plants and animals. Click...

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We’re Accredited!

Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce it has achieved national recognition as an accredited land trust. Staff and board members have gone through a rigorous multi-year process to ensure that policies, procedures and practices meet the highest standards as set...

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CFNIL Grant Supports Family Nature Day

Natural Land Institute is thrilled to announce that it has received a $2,500 grant for Family Nature Day from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois with support from the Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin Fund. Family Nature Day is a free family themed event that...

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