Judy Barnard – July/August 2008

Source:  Rockford Woman Magazine, July/August 2008

Nygren Wetland Preserve – 1964

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“In 1964, Gov. Otto Kerner signed articles of dedication for Illinois Beach Nature Preserve, the first area to be placed in the Nature Preserves System. At right is George B. Fell, secretary of the Illinois Nature Preserves.  William T. Lodge,  Director of the Illinois Department of Conservation, is at left.”

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Summer 2008, Vol. 5 No 2

Nygren Wetland Preserve

In 2000, Natural Land Institute purchased a 721 acre farm near Rockton

Raccoon Creek runs through property

restored to 100 acres of prairie, 150 acres of woodland, 450 acres of wetlands

Ill Dept of Natural Resources & U S Fish and Wildlife funded restoration of creek


Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Summer 2008, Vol 5, No 2