Creating a Wildlife Sanctuary in an Urban Neighborhood

By Kim Johnsen, Director of Marketing & Membership, NLI Rick Barton, member of NLI’s Community Outreach & Engagement Committee, did a Conservation@Home site visit recently to Eric Ellison’s home in Rockford and found that Eric easily met the requirements to...

Kinsey’s Birthday Flowers – Giving Children a Conservation Gift

A Conservation@Home Story By Mark Luthin, NLI Vice President and Trustee Kinsey Reisetter absolutely had to show me her birthday flowers that she helped plant at their house. Of course, I had to help her off of her backyard swing first. Once she showed me her birthday...

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...

The 2024 George and Barbara Fell Award Recipient

Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2024 George and Barbara Fell Award is Dan Kane. Kane recently retired after serving 23 years as Executive Director of the Boone County Conservation District (BCCD). As a geologist, Dan began his...

Holiday Gift Ideas: Children’s Nature Themed Books

It’s holiday gift giving season and we have some great nature themed children’s book ideas for you to give to the children in your life, whether their your own, or grandchildren, nieces or nephews, or children of your friends. 32% of our local (Rockford)...
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