NLI and the Bell Bowl Prairie at Rockford Airport

Message from the Executive Director, Kerry Leigh As many of you have heard, the Chicago Rockford International Airport expansion plans include development on this prairie, a portion of which is an Illinois Natural Areas Inventory Site (INAI) that has not only historic...

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...

Encouraging Future Conservation Leaders

NLI is partnering with Rockford Promise (About Rockford Promise – Rockford Promise) which provides promising scholars from underserved school districts full-tuition college scholarships. Rockford Promise also supports those Scholars with robust community mentorships,...

We Support 30×30

Last week, the Biden administration released its America The Beautiful Report. In our community, the woodlands, prairies and streams, and all outdoor spaces are more than the backdrop of daily life—they bring us solace and inspire our joy. Like most of you, I have had...

Tree & Shrub Sale

Winnebago County Soil & Water Conservation District is holding their annual Tree & Shrub Sale now through March 12, 2021. Call or visit their website for a brochure and order form: 815/965-2392, Ex. 3, www.WinnebagoSWCD.org Click Here for the:  2021 tree sale...
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