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.

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| Art of the Fox
Art of the Fox Blog: Imagination & Reality
“Both imagination and a competent sense of reality are necessary to our life, and they necessarily discipline one another.” –…
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| Art of the Fox
Art of the Fox Blog: Tekakwitha Woods
One visit to Tekakwitha Woods and I knew that I wanted to make a painting there.  The woods are open…
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| Conservation@Home
Native Bees: Beneficial, Amazing and Bee-utiful!
You probably know a little about honeybees, but very few people know much about our native or wild bees, even…
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| Art of the Fox
Art of the Fox Blog: Volo Bog
From June 2016 The Fox River originates in marshland in southern Wisconsin.  Flowing down into northeastern Illinois it merges with the…
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Upcoming Events
Beyond the Basics Stormwater Management Field Tour
Tour on-the-ground examples of regional stormwater Best Management Practices.
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Plein Air Painting with Artist-in-Residence Joel Sheesley
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Meet The Conservation Foundation at McDonald Farm
Meet The Conservation Foundation on September 11th at McDonald Farm in Naperville.
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Fox River Paddlewheel Boat Ride
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