The Northwest Illinois chapter 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.
NIPE projects are primarily located within Jo Daviess, Carroll, and Stephenson Counties in Illinois. We invite you to join us!
Board representative: Jim Rachuy, email
What's NewCome pick seed with us!
Seed picking is underway (link to pick schedule). We would love to have your help. In fact, we could not do the 46 acres of restorations planned for this fall without dedicated volunteers.
Even if you can only join us once this season, I hope you will come out. No special skill is required; you can work in tandem with a more knowledgeable person and learn a lot about plants and prairies in the process. Pick a location you have never seen and join us! Seed collecting is an ever changing thing, so be sure to check with Laura or Barb (their contact info is on the pick schedule) for last minute time and/or location changes on the day you want to help.