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,...

One Chunk At A Time

A Conservation@Home Story By Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee and Vice President As Greg and Jamie Zimmerman are quickly learning, naturalizing their yard takes a lot of time and effort. For the past 7 years, Greg and Jamie have worked on their 5 acre tract of land in Roscoe,...

Going a Little Overboard

A Conservation@Home Story By Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee and Vice President It was a cold, damp April day with rain showers and snow in the forecast. As Catie Vernon started showing off her native plant beds, her enthusiasm helped warm things up. Having just bought their...

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...
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