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
| About Us
Grand Opening: The Rookery, Our Online Storefront
We are so pleased to announce the launch of The Conservation Foundation's new online storefront, The Rookery. Now you can share…
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| Conservation@Home
Landscaping For a Healthier Life: Resources from the DuPage Environmental Summit
More than 200 people joined us on January 19th, 2017 for the DuPage Environmental Summit to learn about Landscaping For…
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| About Us
Celebrating 45 Years of Saving Land and Rivers
In 2017, The Conservation Foundation is celebrating our 45th anniversary.  That's 45 years of saving land, cleaning up rivers and streams,…
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| About Us
The Conservation Foundation Earns Top Rating From Charity Navigator For 2nd Year In a Row
Time to brag just a little! For the second consecutive year, The Conservation Foundation has received a 4-star rating from Charity…
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Upcoming Events
Invite Nature Into Your Neighborhood
Learn a variety of techniques for transforming your yard into a haven for nature at this free workshop.
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Water Conservation Workshop & McDonald Farm Tour
A free workshop on how to conserve the rainwater that falls on your property and put it to good use through rain barrels and rainwater harvesting.
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2017 Earth Day Benefit Dinner
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of inspiration, laughter and camaraderie as you support a cause you believe in! And the food is amazing too.
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DuPage River Sweep
Help us sweep the DuPage River clean at the 2017 county-wide DuPage River Sweep!
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