The Northwest Illinois works in the Driftless Area of Illinois. The area contains hill prairie, oak woodland, sand prairie, oak savanna, sedge meadow, oak barren, and tallgrass (black soil) prairie. We work to protect, restore and manage these fire-dependent habitats.
For more information on the Northwest Illinois Chapter of TPE, visit the chapter website.
NIPE projects are primarily located within Jo Daviess, Carroll, and Stephenson Counties in Illinois. We invite you to join us!
Board representative: Paul Rode, email
What's NewNORTHWEST ILLINOIS PRAIRIE ENTHUSIASTS PRAIRE DAYS
ON June 25, 2017 the Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts will be hosting a Prairie Days event at Hanley Savanna near Hanover, Illinois.
From 2:00 to 5:00 pm guests will be able to tour the large prairie restoration which is maintained by NIPE. In addition to informal self guided meanderings, Jim Rachuy will conduct a wagon tour while a shorter tour on foot will be given by NIPE members. This is an opportunity to spend some time outdoors with birds, butterflies and bugs as well as seeing the many beautiful and rare plants and flowers in this prairie restoration. Please wear suitable footwear and long pants for an easy to moderate hike. Sunscreen and insect repellent are advisable. Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided. Please check out our website: www.nipes.org for map/directions to Hanley Savanna. Reservations are requested—please email us at email@example.com
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