815 Outside Sunset Soiree

Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve 5360 Mulford Rd., Rockford

Join 815 Outside partner organizations for guided hikes and celebrations as we kick off City Nature Challenge and wrap up the 815 Outside program.


Family Nature Adventures 2024

Nygren Wetland Preserve 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton

Family Nature Adventures is a free event held at Nygren Wetland Preserve featuring nature and arts themed learning stations. Children earn a Junior Naturalist badge after visiting at least 6 of the stations and getting their passport stamped.


Party on the Prairie

Nygren Wetland Preserve 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton

This unique outdoor fundraiser for Nygren Wetland Preserve features horse drawn wagons through the prairie, live music, nature themed silent auction, signature drinks, cash bar, and a full service dinner under a large tent overlooking the prairie.

Ticket Price TBA

Fall Prairie Harvest Day 2024

Nygren Wetland Preserve 3190 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton

Volunteer for nature when you collect seeds at the annual Fall Prairie Harvest Day. Individuals and groups welcome. Fun and easy for all ages.


OAKtober Hike 2024

Lind-McGeachie Preserve 6100 Fitzgerald Rd., Rockford

Take a walking tour with Natural Land Institute staff at their Lind-McGeachie Preserve to see and learn about oak trees, oak habitat and other natural features of this site. It's the perfect way to celebrate OAKtober - Oak Awareness Month in Illinois.

$5.00 – $10
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