Take Action to Save Bell Bowl Prairie

Take Action to Save Bell Bowl Prairie

You can Take Action to Save Bell Bowl Prairie Sign a letter to Governor Pritzker HERE. Use this list: Bell Bowl Contact List to contact local leaders and elected officials and demand that they take steps to protect Bell Bowl Prairie.  ...

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Jack White’s Statement to GRAA: Bell Bowl Prairie

Jack White’s Statement to GRAA: Bell Bowl Prairie

John (Jack) White tells Greater Rockford Airport Authority that Bell Bowl Prairie on the airport property is Outstanding and Why Read Jack's statement that he read to the GRAA at the Sep. 23 board meeting and a follow up statement about the prairie and the many...

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Bell Bowl Prairie – Public Meeting Notice

Bell Bowl Prairie – Public Meeting Notice

Please join Natural Land Institute and Sinnissippi Audubon Society as we host a public meeting about Bell Bowl Prairie at the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Headquarters. Date: Thu., Sep. 30, 2021 Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford, IL...

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NLI and the Bell Bowl Prairie at Rockford Airport

NLI and the Bell Bowl Prairie at Rockford Airport

Message from the Executive Director, Kerry Leigh As many of you have heard, the Chicago Rockford International Airport expansion plans include development on this prairie, a portion of which is an Illinois Natural Areas Inventory Site (INAI) that has not only historic...

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Making a Yard Home for Pollinators

Making a Yard Home for Pollinators

[email protected] Recognizes Homeowner for Pollinator Friendly Habitat As I waited for Craig Campbell to give me a tour of his yard, which lies in the heart of Rockford, I couldn’t help but notice the number of hickory nuts littering his front yard. Looking up, I...

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OAKtober Awareness and Events

OAKtober Awareness and Events

Natural Land Institute Hosts Events to Celebrate OAKtober Natural Land Institute (NLI) will celebrate Oak Awareness Month by holding two events in October: Fall Prairie Harvest Day and OAKtober Hike. October has become known as OAKtober in the conservation community...

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Congratulations to Winners and Thank You!

Congratulations to Winners and Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Family Nature Adventures this summer. There were 140 registered participants and 23 children who earned a Junior Naturalist badge. Please join us in congratulating the winners of the two drawings that were held after the event...

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A Real Natural Treat

A Real Natural Treat

Scott and Rebecca Olson Create An Oasis for Native Wildlife In Their Urban Neighborhood By Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee   As Rebecca Olson greeted us in the driveway of her Rockford home, I immediately noticed patches of native wildflowers mixed in with their...

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Encouraging Future Conservation Leaders

Encouraging Future Conservation Leaders

NLI is partnering with Rockford Promise (About Rockford Promise – Rockford Promise) which provides promising scholars from underserved school districts full-tuition college scholarships. Rockford Promise also supports those Scholars with robust community mentorships,...

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We Closed on 357 Acres This Week!

We Closed on 357 Acres This Week!

Lost Flora Fen Expansion NLI is pleased to announce that we closed on 357 acres on June 15, 2021 and are the proud new owners of this land that will expand Lost Flora Fen, protect one and half miles of Raccoon Creek and provide access from Yale Bridge Rd. in northern...

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