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
| Protecting Rivers & Streams
Presentations & Resources from the DuPage Environmental Summit
More than 200 visitors to the 2015 DuPage Environmental Summit on February 19th learned that while significant progress has been…
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| Donate
New Donations Matched 2 to 1 in 2015 by Hamill Family Foundation
When you make the decision to support a charitable organization like The Conservation Foundation, you know you are contributing to…
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| Conservation@Home
Conservation@Home and Wild Ones Greater DuPage Partnership
 In 2014, The Conservation Foundation's Conservation@Home  program formed a partnership with Wild One Greater DuPage Chapter, to certify and distribute both C@H…
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| Donate
A MIGHTY Year-End Appeal
Donate Now! I am an oak sapling.  The first…
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Upcoming Events
2015 Winter Membership & Awards Luncheon
Join us as Steve Pescitelli of the Illinois DNR discusses dam removal on the Fox and DuPage Rivers, what previous projects have accomplished and projections for future removals.
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Water Conservation Workshop and McDonald Farm Tour
Come learn the basics of rain barrels, rain gardens and other ways to save water in the home landscape, and also tour McDonald Farm and its many sustainable features, like solar and wind energy, a green roof, native gardens, rainwater harvesting and more!
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2015 Earth Day Benefit Dinner
Held each year in April near Earth Day, this wonderful evening is filled with laughter and camaraderie, all in support of conservation
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2015 DuPage River Sweep
Help sweep the DuPage River clean by picking up trash and debris in the 2015 DuPage River Sweep!
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