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
| Donate
The Historian
I’m Scott LaMorte, Major Gifts Officer here at The Conservation Foundation, and I get to meet some of the most…
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| Conservation@Home
Mulch Volcanoes Make Me Want To Erupt! (Advice on proper mulching, recycling leaves, and helping ground-nesting bees)
If you don’t think volcanoes are abundant  in northeastern  Illinois, take a look at this “mulch volcano”.  A mulch volcano is…
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| Sustainability
We're Making Clean Energy at the Dickson-Murst Farm
The Conservation Foundation's Dickson-Murst Farm has become a favorite gathering place, where area old-timers and newcomers alike can wax nostalgic…
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| Preserving Land
Dayton Bluffs Declared Illinois Land and Water Reserve
At their last meeting,  the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission approved the designation of the Dayton Bluffs as a “Land and…
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Upcoming Events
Bluegrass Jam at the Dickson-Murst Farm
Get your toes tappin' at the July 27th Bluegrass Jam at our Dickson-Murst Farm!
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Day at the Dickson-Murst Farm
Plan for a FREE family day of good old-fashioned fun at Day at the Farm on August 24th!
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McDonald Farm Fall Festival
Usher in fall with some good old fashioned fun on McDonald Farm's 60 peaceful acres.
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Beyond the Basics Seminar 2014: September 9th and 10th
Making Green Stormwater Practices Pay Off For Your Community
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