Welcome to The Conservation Foundation
We Save Land, We Save Rivers

The Conservation Foundation is a non-profit land and river protection organization founded in 1972. The support of more than 3,500 members and 500 volunteers helps us carry out our mission to preserve and restore open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds, and promote stewardship of our environment in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois.

What's New
| Conservation@Home
10 Ways to Go Green With School Supplies
Here we are, staring August in the face.  It's Back-to-School time!  I have a very dorky LOVE of school …
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| Conservation@Home
Native bees: Beneficial, Amazing and Bee-utiful!
You probably know a little about honeybees, but very few people know much about our native or wild bees, even…
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| Preserving Land
Atwater Project: Development Leading to Environmental Improvement
It's a little counterintuitive, but sometimes development can lead to improved natural areas on a site.  Such is the case…
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| Educating & Empowering
2016 Environmental Scholarship Winners
Two area students pursuing careers in service of the environment each recently received $3,750 in scholarships awarded by the Paul…
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Upcoming Events
Beers, Bands and Barns
Enjoy three of the best Bs - Beers, Bands and Barns at the first-ever craft beer and music festival at our historic Dickson-Murst Farm.
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Gardening For Water Conservation Using Rain Gardens
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Day at the Dickson-Murst Farm
Free Day of Fun for the Whole Family!
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Beyond the Basics Conference: The Devil's In the Details
Join us for this two-day conference and Go Beyond the basics of regional stormwater management.
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