A Concert by Carrie Newcomer

A Gathering of Spirits and a Festival of Friends: A Concert by Carrie Newcomer Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:00 PM (doors open at 1:00 PM) NLI is pleased to be a Co-Sponsor of this concert. Join us for an afternoon with Carrie Newcomer and “a gathering of spirits and...

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Basic Chainsaw Training Workshop

NLI's Director of Stewardship, Zach Grycan, will teach you how to use a chainsaw and safety techniques. The instruction will take place at Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton, and then after lunch (on your own) everyone will meet at Burr Oak Valley...

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Thank you Volunteer Stewardship Network

The Volunteer Stewardship Network Stewardship Fund recently awarded $680 to NLI for the purchase of a chainsaw that will provide much needed equipment for NLI volunteers to carry out land stewardship activities at our preserves. Thank you to the VSN Stewardship Fund...

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Fall Prairie Harvest Day

Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Collecting seeds is easy and fun! Natural Land Institute (NLI) will host the annual Fall Prairie Harvest Day at Nygren Wetland Preserve on Sat., Sep. 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The preserve, located at 3190 W....

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Party on the Prairie Lights Up the Night!

More than 200 people gathered for the seventh Party on the Prairie on the evening of July 15, 2017 at Nygren Wetland Preserve in Rockton, Ill. The theme of this year’s party was “Party on the Prairie Heads South, Y’all” with a southern barbecue- flavored décor and...

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Family Nature Day 2017

A Close Examination of the Natural World Family Nature Day was held Saturday, June 24 at Nygren Wetland Preserve. The purpose of this event is to provide hands-on learning in nature for individuals of all ages and families. There were 11 Learning Stations plus guided...

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Wander at the Wetland: Full Moon Snowshoe & Hike

You are invited to a winter exploration of Nygren Wetland Preserve on Friday, February 10, 2017. We’ll have two bonfires, hundreds of luminaries lining the prairie trail, hot cocoa and cookies in the winter themed greenhouse and ongoing guided tours throughout the...

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