An open house was held at Natural Land Institute’s Lind-McGeachie Preserve on Thu., Sept. 28, 2023 to introduce the public to this natural area that has been a private preserve. It is now open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset at 6100 Fitzgerald Rd., Rockford, IL 61102. The site has trails for hiking through the wooded area and around the pollinator meadow. It is a pet free site and bikes and motor vehicles are not allowed. Contact NLI at 815/964-6666 for questions or more information. Also visit www.naturalland.org for more info about the organization. Thank you to the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for a grant that supported the open house and the purchase of a parcel of land earlier this year that added to this preserve.