Study Says: Honeysuckle Leaves Impact Water Quality

Natural Land Institute has been fighting the growth of bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) in the wooded areas of our preserves for many years. Bush honeysuckle (from Asia) doesn’t have natural competitors here and therefore, grows aggressively making it impossible...

Eleven Reasons to Volunteer for Mother Nature

Read below for 11 Reasons to Volunteer for Mother Nature – and NLI There are lots of Top Ten Lists out there. So we decided to be a little different and come up with an odd number of reasons to volunteer for Natural Land Institute. The winter months can be the...

815 Outside: AmeriCorps Position

Applications Now Open for Part-Time AmeriCorps Position Supporting 815 Outside Natural Land Institute is a part of the 815 Outside partnership and is pleased to announce a part-time position will be available starting on July 26, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2021....

Burr Oak Valley Visit

BURR OAK VALLEY VISIT by Don Miller The creek was dry on my last visit, but it crates a watery division through the Valley during this stay. The rocks once again look like a friend describes them, “green-haired elves wet with moisture in an enchanted land.” The series...

Thanks to CFNIL for Grant

Free Admission Family Nature Day Receives Grant Natural Land Institute (NLI) is pleased to announce that it has received a $2,500 grant from the Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Community Grants Program. This grant...