We Closed on 357 Acres This Week!

Lost Flora Fen Expansion NLI is pleased to announce that we closed on 357 acres on June 15, 2021 and are the proud new owners of this land that will expand Lost Flora Fen, protect one and half miles of Raccoon Creek and provide access from Yale Bridge Rd. in northern...

The Rare Flora of Apple River Canyon

Wild Ones of Rock River Valley To Host Virtual Program featuring Townsend Glade Land & Water Reserve and Apple River Canyon Thursday, May 20, 2021 Online Zoom video presentation Time: 7:00 p.m. Randy Nyboer, former District Natural Heritage Biologist for the...

Adding Layers of Land Protection

Adding NLI sites to state lists provide more information about their natural conservation assets and provides more layers of protection for the future. Getting NLI preserves added to State of Illinois conservation lists is another important step in protecting the land...

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...
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