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
Atwater Project: Development Leading to Environmental Improvement
It's a little counterintuitive, but sometimes development can lead to improved natural areas on a site.  Such is the case…
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| Educating & Empowering
2016 Environmental Scholarship Winners
Two area students pursuing careers in service of the environment each recently received $3,750 in scholarships awarded by the Paul…
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| Conservation@Home
Become a Monarch, Bee, and Wildlife Champion by Reducing or Eliminating Pesticides in your Landscape
Pesticides include insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or anything used to terminate or control what humans consider “pests”. Monarch butterflies, their caterpillars, bees and other…
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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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Upcoming Events
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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