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
To Seal or Not to Seal: Making the Right Choice about Coal Tar Sealants
 If you are considering sealing your driveway this year there are a few thing you may wish to consider.   Many sealcoat products…
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| Conservation@Home
McDonald Farm Plant Sale May 7th - Accepting Pre-Orders Now!
The 60-acre McDonald Farm in Naperville is owned by The Conservation Foundation, but two other nonprofit organizations call it…
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| Conservation@Home
Control the Flow with Downspout Diverters
 The Conservation Foundation has a great rain barrel program. We make it easy for individuals to purchase recycled food grade…
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| Protecting Rivers & Streams
A Decade On The Cutting Edge - Happy 10th Anniversary, DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup!
Back more than two decades ago, when our now-President/CEO Brook McDonald was just a volunteer, The Conservation Foundation worked with…
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Upcoming Events
Midwest Morel Fest
Experience all the fun and sensational tastes of Ottawa's Midwest Morel Fest, and then join us for a hike at the Dayton Bluffs Preserve!
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McDonald Farm Plant Sale
Get all of the tips, training and plants you need for your garden projects this spring! Veggies, native grasses and perennials, trees and shrubs and rain barrels will be for sale, and we'll also be giving tours and presentations.
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Naturalized Detention Workshop - Management and Maintenance In Your Community
Enjoy the scenic setting as you learn the best ways to manage stormwater in your community and how to be successful with naturalized detention.
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2016 DuPage River Sweep
Help sweep the DuPage River clean by picking up trash and debris in the 25th Annual DuPage River Sweep!
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