OAKtober Hike 2024

Take a guided walking tour with Natural Land Institute staff at NLI’s 109-acre Lind-McGeachie Preserve to see and learn about oak trees, oak habitat and other natural features of this site. It’s the perfect way to celebrate OAKtober – Oak Awareness...

New Year’s Day Hike

In Partnership with 815 Outside A Cocoa and Company Event Sun., Jan 1, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. | FREE Start the New Year with NLI and 815 Outside as we partner to bring you a New Year’s Day Hike at the William & Gayle Keefer Nature Reserve. Bring your favorite warm...

OAKtober Hike 2021

It’s OAKtober – Oak Awareness Month in Illinois October is Oak Awareness month in Illinois and we invite you to celebrate with us by going on a guided walking tour at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 30. Hikers will be led by NLI staff and volunteers through the...

New Nature Preserve and Nature Preserve Buffer Designation

Burr Oak Valley Nature Preserve The Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce that the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, at their May 11th 2021 meeting, has dedicated 98.93 acres of The Natural Land Institute’s Burr Oak Valley Preserve as an Illinois State...

True Value

True Value by Ed Collins The questions asked so often that it feels as if I am in an echo chamber each time I hear them anew. What will it cost to protect the region’s natural areas? How much is too much? Which appraisal system is fairest? What would a developer offer...
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