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
| About Us
An Author, a Lawyer and an Architect Walked Into a Barn...
It's not the beginning of a joke...It's what happened last week at our Dickson-Murst Farm as we welcomed three new…
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| Donate
Can We Turn $7K Into $28K? We need your help!!
We need your help with a little magic trick.  Together we can turn $7,000 into $28,000 for ecological restoration at…
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| Volunteer
Day of Caring at Dayton Bluffs
Wearing lime shirts emblazoned with "Do Good. Do Well.," an army of more than 500 green worker bees, volunteers from Fairmount…
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| Preserving Land
Butterfield Road Acquisition
The Conservation Foundation is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 2.25-acre property at the corner of Routes 53 and…
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Upcoming Events
Solar Tour and Workshop at Dickson-Murst Farm
See the 20-panel solar array at our Dickson-Murst Farm, and learn about how it works and the appropriate options for homeowners wanting to do the right thing by using renewable energy such as solar power.
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Fall Dayton Bluffs Workdays
Come check out Ottawa's new Dayton Bluffs Preserve! You can even help with the restoration effort.
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Project Learning Tree K-12 Teacher Training
Hands-on training to help K-12 teachers use nature to incorporate STEM and life sciences into the classroom.
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An Evening With Paddy Woodworth, Author of Our Once and Future Planet
Share an evening of good news with Paddy Woodworth, author of Our Once and Future Planet, which demonstrates in a hopeful way the role ecological restoration can play in returning health and balance to our environment.
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