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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Prescribed Burn Training Workshop

Prescribed Burns Help Manage Land Learn How at this Workshop NLI Director of Stewardship, Zach Grycan, and Melissa Grycan of The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, will lead a Prescribed Burn Training Workshop, on Sunday, March 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for...

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Alan J. Branhagen Guest Speaker at 60th

Alan is Back! We're excited to tell you that Alan J. Branhagen will be the Guest Speaker at Natural Land Institute’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on Tuesday, March 13. Many of you from the Rockford area know Alan from his time working at Winnebago Co. Forest...

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60th Anniversary Celebration and Presentation of Fell Award

The Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 George and Barbara Fell Award is Debra Carey, Executive Director of the Dixon Park District. Debra is a naturalist, educator and administrator, as well as a tireless advocate for the...

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