Fran Harty Receives the 2022 George and Barbara Fell Award

Fran Harty Receives the 2022 George and Barbara Fell Award

Natural Land Institute was pleased to present the George and Barbara Fell Award to Fran Harty at the Party on the Prairie Rocks fundraiser held at Nygren Wetland Preserve (Rockton, Ill.) on July 16, 2022. The award recognized outstanding leadership and accomplishments...

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Ed Foster Conservation@Home

Ed Foster [email protected]

Cup plant, compass plant, rosinweed, senna, butterflyweed, and the largest lead plant (call Guinness!) I’ve ever seen greeted me as I walked up to Ed Foster’s door. Centered in the front yard of an average-sized Rockford city lot, Ed’s “island” of native plants...

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Randy and Jessie Crow Mermel Conservation@Home

Randy and Jessie Crow Mermel [email protected]

Before reaching the driveway, I knew immediately that I had come to the right place. Looking to my left, I saw purple and yellow coneflowers, black-eyed Susans and a number of other native species of prairie plants. Pulling into the driveway of Randy and Jessie Crow...

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Happy Faces at Family Nature Adventures

Happy Faces at Family Nature Adventures

Family Nature Adventures was held on Sat., June 25, 2022 at Nygren Wetland Preserve in Rockton, Ill. from 9 am - 12 pm. We had to cut it an hour short due to weather. It rained off and on and then got windy. However, those who attended had a wonderful time thanks to...

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Meet NLI’s Marketing Intern: Michael Tackett

Meet NLI’s Marketing Intern: Michael Tackett

Hi everyone! My name is Michael Tackett, I am the marketing intern for The Natural Land Institute (NLI). I am 19 years old and I am from Rockford, IL. I enjoy spending my time creating videos with my friends, playing music, and exploring the many nature preserves in...

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Rockton Pelican Fest 2022

Rockton Pelican Fest 2022

On May 21, more than 150 community members, many from Rockton, gathered in Settler's Park and downtown Rockton to visit this year's Rockton Pelican Fest-- an event celebrating the American White Pelican. Local businesses provided specials and activities themed around...

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Zach Grycan Receives Spark Award

Zach Grycan Receives Spark Award

Zach Grycan was recognized for high achievements in prescribed burning with the Spark Award, presented by the Illinois Prescribed Fire Council on May 5, 2022.

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