Big Plans to Create Native Landscape at Home

A Conservation@Home Story This past January, Paul and Lisa Sikes moved from the suburbs of Chicago to southwest Winnebago County specifically so they could create a native landscape. Their plans are big, as they have 3.5 acres of turf grass interspersed with fruit...

Restoring Woodland a Work in Progress

Conservation@Home As Lora McClelland started the tour of her 7.5 acres wooded property, she immediately pointed out that it’s a work in progress. Her parents started the process of restoring the woodland by planting native plants and working on the removal of the...

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...

Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Environment

Certified Conservation@Home NLI Trustee, Mark Luthin, visited the Kessler/Hachmeister home on Sep. 9, 2020 and certified their yard as a Conservation@Home site. Here is what he said about his visit: It’s easy to rely on Google Maps to locate an address, following the...
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