Articles & Education
Celebrating 50 Years of the Clean Water Act & The Conservation Foundation
2022 marks the 50th anniversary of both the Clean Water Act and The Conservation Foundation. One was conceived far away, and one right here in northeastern Illinois by local visionaries,
Going With The Flow: Surprises In Stream Restoration
Featured Image Credit: patch.com/illinois/naperville/ A lot of data collection goes into a stream restoration project. First, the standard year-round, watershed-wide data we collect allows us to identify potential project
What Makes Winter So Sweet?
by Russ Cerocke, Farm Manager Is it the chocolate? the candy canes? Or, is it the cookies and the hot, freshly baked pies? Well yeah, those things are pretty sweet.
It All Comes Back To The Land
We’ve had the great honor and pleasure these past few months of sharing some huge conservation “wins” of the past year or so. If you’ve donated or supported us in
Salt Smart: Environmentally-Minded Winter Salting
Our local rivers are getting saltier and salter. We need Salt Smart practices to reverse the trend. This means using the most efficient snow removal techniques that prioritize safety and waste less
On The Subject of Wetlands
It’s not every day that a Pulitzer Prize winner writes a book about the environment and climate change. Well, Fen, Bog & Swamp by Annie Proulx has just been released;
Reflections on Interning at Green Earth Harvest
By Annalise Chelsen, Mains Intern at The Conservation Foundation Everyone eats. But not everyone knows where their food comes from. As an intern at The Conservation Foundation who has
By Dan Lobbes, Vice President of Land & Watershed Programs Planted by hand. Nurtured by hand. Weeded by hand. Harvested by hand. Hands – and the caring, determined hearts
A Nature-Friendly Case for Leaving Your Leaves
When you clean up leaves, you clean out habitat for overwintering bees, butterflies, and many other critters. On the flipside, leaving leaves in place will give them the shelter they
Please join us for the finale event of our 50th Anniversary year! Mission Fair Thursday, November 10th 5:00 – 7:00pm Danada House 3S501 Naperville Rd Wheaton, IL 60189
Welcome to Our New Team Members
We have new (and some not-so-new) team members at The Conservation Foundation who we are thrilled to introduce! Please join us in welcoming Amy Phillips as The Conservation Foundation’s
Introducing Our New Farm Manager, Russ Cerocke
Greetings friends, family, and neighbors of Green Earth Harvest! My name is Russ, and I am grateful to have been selected as the new farm manager here at McDonald Farm!