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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Tree & Shrub Sale

Tree & Shrub Sale

Winnebago County Soil & Water Conservation District is holding their annual Tree & Shrub Sale now through March 12, 2021. Call or visit their website for a brochure and order form: 815/965-2392, Ex. 3, www.WinnebagoSWCD.org Click Here for the:  2021 tree sale...

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Adding Layers of Land Protection

Adding Layers of Land Protection

Adding NLI sites to state lists provide more information about their natural conservation assets and provides more layers of protection for the future. Getting NLI preserves added to State of Illinois conservation lists is another important step in protecting the land...

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Study Says: Honeysuckle Leaves Impact Water Quality

Study Says: Honeysuckle Leaves Impact Water Quality

Natural Land Institute has been fighting the growth of bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) in the wooded areas of our preserves for many years. Bush honeysuckle (from Asia) doesn’t have natural competitors here and therefore, grows aggressively making it impossible...

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Eleven Reasons to Volunteer for Mother Nature

Eleven Reasons to Volunteer for Mother Nature

Read below for 11 Reasons to Volunteer for Mother Nature - and NLI There are lots of Top Ten Lists out there. So we decided to be a little different and come up with an odd number of reasons to volunteer for Natural Land Institute. The winter months can be the best...

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815 Outside: AmeriCorps Position

815 Outside: AmeriCorps Position

Applications Now Open for Part-Time AmeriCorps Position Supporting 815 Outside Natural Land Institute is a part of the 815 Outside partnership and is pleased to announce a part-time position will be available starting on July 26, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2021....

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More Land Protected This Year

More Land Protected This Year

NLI Expands Protected Area With New Land Acquisition NLI staff and board members visited a potential new preserve in November (pictured to the right) and are now excited to announce that we closed on that 42.28-acre property on December 15. This new land acquisition...

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