Natural Land Institute Publishes Book

NLI Publishes a Nature Themed Poetry and Prose Anthology Book Title: NATURAL VOICES: CELEBRATING NATURE WITH OPENED EYES Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce the debut of a nature themed poetry and prose anthology at the annual Nature Poetry & Prose event...

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Spend an Evening with Nature Poetry & Prose

Nature Poetry & Prose Friday, September 28, 2018 The fifth annual Nature Poetry & Prose event is presented by NLI in partnership with Nature at the Confluence. We invite you to come and be inspired by nature themed works while listening to writers read their...

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[email protected]: Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis' Conservation Story Tim Lewis is a member of NLI and a long-time member of Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter. In June, Laura Sjoquist, NLI’s Community Conservation Coordinator, visited him to see the native habitat he had created around his home and...

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[email protected]: Ginnie Watson

Virginia “Ginnie” Watson's Conservation Story Ginnie Watson, a current member of NLI and Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter, is the proof that you don’t need to own several acres in the country in order to create an environmentally friendly habitat within your yard....

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Rain Garden Workshop and Installation

Rain Garden Workshop for Neighborhoods Followed by Hands On Learning Natural Land Institute  (NLI) is partnering with HomeStart, Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Second Congregational/First Presbyterian Church to hold a Rain Garden Workshop...

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Family Nature Day: close up experiences in nature

Natural Land Institute will present Family Nature Day on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton, Ill. The free family themed event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendees can arrive and depart anytime during the four-hour...

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More Land Protected in NW IL and Bats too!

We are excited to announce that NLI closed on the 149-acre Rhodes Property in Jo Daviess County on May 31. This adds to the Apple River Canyon Land and Water Reserve area, which is home to six threatened or endangered species. Barbara Williams conducted bat monitoring...

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Your Input Needed: Survey for NW IL Land & Water Plan

Natural Land Institute (NLI) and the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) are working together to spearhead the creation of a Regional Strategic Land and Water Plan for Northwest Illinois. The goal of the plan is to strengthen the vibrant communities,...

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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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