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June 2019

Glen Ellyn Garden Tour

June 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Native gardens conserve water, provide habitat for native wildlife, and bring joy and color to our daily lives. Join us on Saturday, June 22nd, 9am to Noon, for your chance to see beautiful native plant and rain gardens throughout Glen Ellyn. To start the day, there will be a brief presentation about the benefits of rain gardens, native plants and creating a sustainable yard at Maryknoll Park Clubhouse (845 Pershing Ave.).  You will also find out how you can become…

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July 2019

Summer Camp at McDonald Farm, 1st-3rd Grade

July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

This summer camp session for children entering 1st-3rd Grade will run from July 29th through August 2nd, 9am to Noon daily at The Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm headquarters in Naperville. Campers will learn about all the natural curiosities of the 60-acre McDonald Farm, in addition to growing and eating healthy foods, led by our experienced environmental educators. In addition to plenty of fresh air and sunshine, campers will enjoy a nut-free healthy snack while exploring the prairie, woods, or pond,…

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Summer Camp at McDonald Farm, 1st-3rd Grade

July 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

This summer camp session for children entering 1st-3rd Grade will run from July 29th through August 2nd, 9am to Noon daily at The Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm headquarters in Naperville. Campers will learn about all the natural curiosities of the 60-acre McDonald Farm, in addition to growing and eating healthy foods, led by our experienced environmental educators. In addition to plenty of fresh air and sunshine, campers will enjoy a nut-free healthy snack while exploring the prairie, woods, or pond,…

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September 2019

Natives in Autumn Splendor!

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
River Park, 151 N. River Lane
Geneva,IL60134United States
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This fall garden walk, held at River Park in Geneva, IL, is the last of the three-part series on landscaping with native plants led by Trish Beckjord, Program Manager of TCF’s Fox River Initiative.  The series is jointly sponsored by the Kane County Forest Preserve District, St. Charles Park District and Geneva Park District as part of their advertised Learn From the Experts programs.  The walk will showcase later blooming native plants and the importance of seasonal progression of flowering…

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November 2019

The Language of Conservation Fall Membership Dinner

November 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N Broadway
Aurora,IL60505United States
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Please join us for our Fall Membership & Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 14th, 2019, 5pm to 8:15pm at the historic Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. We all know that land conservation is important to our quality of life and improves the health of our communities.  But how do we talk to others about this in ways that resonate with them and what they care about? Our President/ CEO Brook McDonald has decades of experience gathering polling data from voters…

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December 2019

Healthy Streams, Healthy Rivers Workshop

December 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL-53
Lisle,IL60532United States
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DuPage County Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation are hosting a FREE "Healthy Rivers, Healthy Streams." workshop to discuss the health of DuPage's local waterways. Join us to learn about what goes into a healthy stream, including how our daily habits affect local streams and how you can help! Please be aware that Illuminations is being held at the Arboretum at the same time and there may be extra traffic. If you are interested in attending the Illuminations event, you…

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