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
"Oaktober" Reveres the Mighty Oak
The oak tree – It’s the iconic symbol of the prairie landscape, the stately cornerstone of our region’s woodlands.  And…
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| Conservation@Home
Creating a Wildlife Pond In Your Landscape
Ponds add beauty to a landscape, but they can also benefit wildlife by providing habitat.  Ponds can provide food sources,…
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| Educating & Empowering
What's Your Survival IQ? Take This Quiz!
Are you a wilderness warrior, or like most of us, could you get lost in your back yard after dark?  Ron…
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| Conservation@Home
Landscaping for Wildlife in Layers
 Douglas Tallamy has written an inspiring book, Bringing Nature Home, which explains the many benefits of native plants in our…
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Upcoming Events
2015 Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon
The Conservation Foundation is a proud Charity Partner of the 2015 Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon!
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