With A Little Help From “The Boys”

A Conservation@Home Story By Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee and Vice President Letting nature take care of itself is often the prevailing attitude of many landowners. Andrew and Renee Mealey of rural Roscoe shared that philosophy for quite a while. Then, according to Renee,...

Randy and Jessie Crow Mermel

Practicing Conservation@Home See more of their place in this TikTok video. 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...

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...

Lost Flora Fen is Protected!

We are excited to announce that NLI recently closed on the Lost Flora Fen, so we are now the proud owners of another 40 acres of protected land in the Raccoon Creek Watershed! Lost Flora Fen is nestled along Raccoon Creek, midway between Nygren Wetland Preserve and...
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