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...

Meet Our New Restoration Ecologist

Welcome Tyler! Tyler Pellegrini joined the Natural Land Institute staff on Dec. 2, 2019 as the Restoration Ecologist. Tyler assists the Director of Stewardship with all aspects of managing NLI’s preserves; including native seed collection, invasive species control,...

NLI’s Strategic Plan: 2018-2023

We’re pleased to share with you our Strategic Plan for the next five years, 2018 – 2023, that will guide us in our work with the mission of creating an enduring legacy of natural land in northern Illinois for future generations of people, plants and...

60th Anniversary Celebration and Presentation of Fell Award

The Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 George and Barbara Fell Award is Debra Carey, Executive Director of the Dixon Park District. Debra is a naturalist, educator and administrator, as well as a tireless advocate for the...
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