#OptOutside Stewardship Day

#OptOutside with us on Black Friday, November 24, 2017 On Black Friday spend time outside doing something worthwhile for the environment. Join Chris Reisetter, our Site Steward for Howard D. Colman Dells Nature Preserve, who will host a Volunteer Community Service...

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Special Stewardship Saturday at Silver Creek

On Saturday, November 25, following Black Friday, you might want to destress, if you were out shopping, and spend some time outdoors helping to restore Silver Creek Woods Preserve, another hidden gem southwest of Rockford. This preserve was very special to our...

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Job Notice: Community Conservation Coordinator

STATUS: Part-time (maximum of 20 hours/week) LOCATION: Natural Land Institute, Rockford Wage:  $15.00 per hour Date Available: December 1, 2017 End Date: Twelve months from date of hire with the potential to become continuous P/T JOB OVERVIEW: The Natural Land...

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NLI Trustee Recognized for Spirit of Caring

Congratulations to Ruth Little, Natural Land Institute Trustee, on being recognized on October 20, 2017 with the Spirit of Caring Award from Crusader Community Health Foundation at their Evening of Caring event. Ruth has been a volunteer on seven boards for more than...

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Job Notice: Research Assistance in Conservation Finance

NOTICE OF PART-TIME TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH THE NATURAL LAND INSTITUTE Research Assistant in Conservation Finance Project Name: BUILDING THE SYSTEMS NEEDED TO SCALE UP MULTI-REVENUE BASED CONSERVATION FUNDING IN ILLINOIS The Research Assistant will play...

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You can make a difference at Burr Oak Valley Preserve

You Can Help at Burr Oak Valley Preserve Volunteers Needed NLI hosts volunteer stewardship service days at Burr Oak Valley Preserve (BOVP) on the First Saturday (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and Second Monday (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) of the month. In the next few months...

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OAKtober Awareness – Take a Hike

OAKtober – Oak Awareness Month October is OAKtober – Oak Awareness Month in the State of Illinois. This is the third year that Governor Bruce Rauner has proclaimed October as Oak Awareness Month in an effort to bring attention to the importance of Oak trees for a...

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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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