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

The Conservation Foundation is a 41-year-old non-profit land and river protection organization. The support of more than 3,500 members and 500 volunteers helps us carry out our mission to preserve 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
| Events
Get Your "Prom" Clothes Ready!
I HATE getting dressed up.  Loathe it.   But two weeks from today I will gladly don pantyhose and a fancy(ish)…
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| Conservation@Home
Love Your Ground
I came across some lyrics that really resonated with me today from a little-known Mumford and Sons song: "If you want…
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| Preserving Land
Keeping Public Lands Public
Our Winter Membership & Awards Luncheon was quite entertaining for the nearly 150 people in attendance.  Dewey Pierotti, President of…
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| Conservation@Home
3 Things That Don't Suck About This Winter
First, let me apologize to my mother.  "Suck" was a forbidden word in our house!  Now, let's talk about this winter…
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Upcoming Events
Earth Day Benefit Dinner
Held each year in April near Earth Day, this wonderful evening is filled with laughter and camaraderie, all in support of conservation
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Ottawa's Midwest Morel Fest
Education, competition, auction and festivities dedicated to this delicacy of the woods
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Spring at the Dickson-Murst Farm
A full FREE day of family fun on the farm.
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Green Earth Fair at McDonald Farm
Get all the info you need to live the green life and enjoy McDonald Farm's 60 beautiful acres.
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