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A Successsful Conference!
March 15, 2017

We’re fresh off this year’s TPE annual conference & banquet on March 4 at the Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena, Il. About 240 people attended the conference, which was organized and hosted jointly by the Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts Chapter and our long-time partner in the area, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation.. See more photos

NIPE Seed Shed Doings
March 15, 2017

Northern Illinois Seed Exchange.  Currently the seeds of 8 species are chilling in the ‘fridge. Most will be given 60 days of cold, moist stratification before they go into the new garden beds. I am most excited about the Lilium philadelphicum (Wood Lily) seed that has been in damp sand since we received it from the Northern Illinois Seed Exchange..   Learn More...

Master Naturalists Class
March15, 2017 

Sponsored by Empire-Sauk Chapter   The course will be taught by Pat Trochlell, DNR biologist,TPE member and site steward, and Rachel Potter, educator and naturalist, in addition to 4 guest experts. The course will be based at the Mounds View Grassland, Shurch-Thomson barn..   Learn more...

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