Bees and Pollinators Like Linda’s Garden

A Conservation@Home Story LInda Ricker’s yard became a certified Conservation@Home site in August when Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee, visited and went through the checklist criteria with her. Read what he wrote about the visit below. Linda Ricker loves to garden....

More Than 70 Native Species in This Yard

A Conservation@Home Story Tyler Pellegrini, NLI’s Restoration Ecologist, had his home certified this summer as a Conservation@Home site and was rewarded with a sign to proudly display in his front yard. Read the story by Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee, below. As I...

NLI’s Historic Haight Village Headquarters and the Trees

In this story, Natural Land Institute’s Executive Director, Alan Branhagen, talks about the organization’s headquarters located in the Historic Haight Village residential neighborhood, the Conservation@Work designation, and the neighborhood’s...

Conservation@Home: Mira Lee and Howard Waitzkin

Mira Lee and Howard Waitzkin have lived in their current home since 2012. In 2013 they started planting native plants. NLI certified their property in the summer of 2018 as a Conservation@Home site. Even though they live in town (Loves Park), their home is on the Rock...

Rain Garden Workshop and Installation

Rain Garden Workshop for Neighborhoods Followed by Hands On Learning Natural Land Institute  (NLI) is partnering with HomeStart, Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Second Congregational/First Presbyterian Church to hold a Rain Garden Workshop...
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