Nominations for Fell Award

ROCKFORD — The Natural Land Institute is now accepting nominations for the 2019 George and Barbara Fell Award. The DEADLINE to submit a nomination for an individual with outstanding achievements and leadership in land conservation is Thursday, Jan. 14. The award is named for George and Barbara Fell who founded the Natural Land Institute in 1958 and devoted their lives to the protection of natural areas in Illinois. They were committed to protecting Illinois’ natural heritage so rare and endangered plant and animal species would be here for future generations.

The nomination guidelines, list of past award recipients, and the nomination form can be found at Nominations may be submitted to [email protected] Natural Land Institute, 320 S. 3rdSt., Rockford, IL  61104.

The presentation of the George and Barbara Fell Award will be at Natural Land Institute’s Annual Dinner, which will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 p.m. at Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center, 610 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford, Ill.  61107.   

About the Natural Land Institute

The Natural Land Institute, an accredited land trust, is a 501(c)3, non-for-profit land conservation organization based in Rockford, Illinois and has protected more than 17,300 acres of natural land in Illinois since 1958. Their current service area covers twelve counties in northern Illinois. NLI’s mission is to create an enduring legacy of natural land in northern Illinois for people, plants and animals. For more information and to donate:


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