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.

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Become a Monarch, Bee, and Wildlife Champion by Reducing or Eliminating Pesticides in your Landscape
Pesticides include insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides or anything used to terminate or control what humans consider “pests”. Monarch butterflies, their…
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| Protecting Rivers & Streams
25 Years of Sweeping the DuPage River Clean!
This Saturday the DuPage River Sweep will celebrate its 25th birthday.  The DuPage River should feel pretty special since nearly…
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To Seal or Not to Seal: Making the Right Choice about Coal Tar Sealants
 If you are considering sealing your driveway this year there are a few thing you may wish to consider.   Many sealcoat products…
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McDonald Farm Plant Sale May 7th - Accepting Pre-Orders Now!
The 60-acre McDonald Farm in Naperville is owned by The Conservation Foundation, but two other nonprofit organizations call it…
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Upcoming Events
2016 Spring Membership & Awards Luncheon
What's "The State of The Conservation Foundation", and what's to come? Hear from our President/CEO at our Spring Membership & Awards Luncheon June 2nd!
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Meet The Conservation Foundation - Sunny Day Farm in Elgin
Meet The Conservation Foundation at Sunny Day Farm, home of Foundation trustee Susan Jayne, in Elgin.
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Our Climatological History: Weather & Climate Extremes of Northeast Illinois
cinating presentation on past temperature and moisture trends of northeastern Illinois, and some of our area's most historic weather events!
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