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
| Preserving Land
Land Preservation Efforts Earn Urban Forestry Award
We at The Conservation Foundation are honored to have received the Forestry Outreach Award from the Chicago Region Trees Initiative…
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| Conservation@Home
What Happens to Insects in Winter
Watching a worm crawl across a window on a recent rainy (not so wintery) winter day, my 6-year-old asked me…
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| About Us
Job Opening: Director of Advancement
The Conservation Foundation (TCF) is one of the region’s oldest and largest not-for-profit land and watershed conservation organizations. Founded in…
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| Educating & Empowering
Mighty Acorns Celebrates 20 Years!
It’s been 20 years since The Conservation Foundation’s partnership with the Mighty Acorns® program began at Currier Elementary School in…
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Upcoming Events
West Branch DuPage River Workshop
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Bird Lovers Weekend: Hike at Dayton Bluffs/Eagle Watch Weekend at Starved Rock
Enjoy prime eagle watching and a birding tour of our Dayton Bluffs Preserve during Bald Eagle Watch at Starved Rock!
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Solving Water Issues In Your Yard With Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens
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The Environmental Pulse of DuPage County - A Summit
Join us for this FREE morning of workshops and exhibits all about the environment in DuPage County, how you can connect with and help it.
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