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Monthly Program: Amy Doll, Meet the Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves
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Meeting: Conservation Committee
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Field Trip: CANCELED DUE TO SCHEDULE CONFLICT
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Monthly Program: Amy Doll, Meet the Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
7 p.m.
Via Zoom
Presenter: Amy Doll

Please email nwilaudubon@gmail.com if interested in the program and a Zoom link will be sent out a week before the program date.

Launched in 2020, the mission of Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves is to support the Illinois Nature Preserves System by advocating for and finding increased support, resources, funding, and staff for the system and assisting local volunteer communities as they help restore and care for their Illinois biodiversity reserves.

Amy Doll is the first Director of the “Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves,” hired in March of 2021. Amy joins the “Friends” with more than 15 years of Illinois public lands experience, most recently leading the DeKalb Park District for the past 5 years. She brings her passion and energy for conservation and natural lands protection, along with experience in developing collaborative partnerships.

Click here to see all recorded programs on the NIAS YouTube Channel.

MeetingsMeeting: Conservation Committee

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
6:30 p.m.
Zoom

The Conservation Committee meeting is open to anyone interested in conservation. Contact nwilaudubon@gmail.com if you are interested in joining this group.

Field TripsField Trip: CANCELED DUE TO SCHEDULE CONFLICT

Saturday, February 19, 2022
11 a.m. – noon
Oakdale Nature Preserve, 4433 S. Cranes Grove Rd., Freeport, IL
Coordinator: Adam Moderow, adamoderow@gmail.com, 815-541-5842

One of the most difficult things about being in nature during winter is staying warm. Having a fire is great but better than that is knowing how to build a shelter to hold that heat. In this lesson, we will discuss and demonstrate materials and techniques of constructing a simple shelter in the winter. We will then get our hands dirty and put up our own small shelter. We aren’t building a house, but we can keep the heat in and the snow out. Make sure to dress warmly and be prepared to dig in the snow. Meet by the Mogle building, just off of the parking lot.

Other/MiscellaneousNIAS Newsletter Deadline

Monday, February 28, 2022