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Job Opening:  Accountant/Business Manager

Job Opening: Accountant/Business Manager

With the announcement that our Ellen Soukup is pursuing an opportunity closer to home so she can spend more time…
Farmstand Open Thursdays 2-6pm

Farmstand Open Thursdays 2-6pm

Shop local and organic at McDonald Farm on Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm!  As long as the weather cooperates, our…
Conservation Messages That Work: Results of Voter Survey

Conservation Messages That Work: Results of Voter Survey

Over our 47 year history, The Conservation Foundation has helped preserve more than 35,000 acres of land in northeastern Illinois.…
5K and 10K Run/Walk at Dayton Bluffs Preserve

5K and 10K Run/Walk at Dayton Bluffs Preserve

Be part of the 2nd annual 5K and 10K Run/Walk at The Conservation Foundation’s Dayton Bluffs Preserve in Ottawa on…
Introducing Our New Director of Advancement

Introducing Our New Director of Advancement

At The Conservation Foundation we work every day in the humble acknowledgment that all of our programs depend upon the…
August 10th: Farm to Fork

August 10th: Farm to Fork

Join us on August 10th for an evening of deep nourishment as we feast on the fruits of McDonald Farm’s…
Summer Camps: Registration now open!

Summer Camps: Registration now open!

Keep the little ones in your life engaged with the outdoors this summer at our Summer Camps!
Get your share of the Earth's Harvest!

Get your share of the Earth's Harvest!

2019 Fall Shares of the Green Earth Harvest CSA are on sale now! Bring our nutritious, organic vegetables home to…
Art of the Fox: Where Art and Nature Converge

Art of the Fox: Where Art and Nature Converge

A Fox River Testimony: Selected Works Exhibit at Elgin History Museum through November 15th during museum hours. Click for more…
On To New Adventures: Director of Advancement Chere Hayes Retiring

On To New Adventures: Director of Advancement Chere Hayes Retiring

“Working at The Conservation Foundation these past 17 years has been one of my life’s greatest adventures.” ~Director of Advancement…
Just One Thing

Just One Thing

Most of us have good intentions to live more lightly on the Earth today than we did yesterday, yet our…
Remembering "Bunny": Bequest Makes New Wildlife Sanctuary Possible

Remembering "Bunny": Bequest Makes New Wildlife Sanctuary Possible

“I have some very bad news for you”, the voice on the phone said. “Mary Ann Holzer has passed away.” …
Help Wanted:  Part Time Watershed Education & Outreach Assistant

Help Wanted: Part Time Watershed Education & Outreach Assistant

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to join our river and water protection staff part-time to help with education…
Introducing a New Affiliate of The Conservation Foundation- Chicago Living Corridors

Introducing a New Affiliate of The Conservation Foundation- Chicago Living Corridors

The native plant movement really has been growing over the last 10 to 15 years; all the evidence points to…
Environmental Scholarships Available - March 22nd Application Deadline

Environmental Scholarships Available - March 22nd Application Deadline

The following scholarship is available to area college students who are majoring in natural resources or a related field. Application…