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September 2019

Naperville Waterway Cleanup

September 21, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Knoch Knolls Park, 320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville,IL60565United States
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To celebrate the third annual statewide Illinois Waterway Cleanup Week, join us all for the Naperville Waterway Cleanup. Illinois Global Scholar is partnering with a variety of local, state, regional, national, and international organizations to promote the third annual Illinois Waterway Cleanup Week.  This opportunity is designed to provide students and community members with the opportunity to act locally to make an impact globally. This initiative encourages students and communities across our state to work together to clean up community…

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Fox River Cleanup

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ferson Creek Park St Charles,Illinois60175 + Google Map

Photo: Kane County Chronicle The Conservation Foundation is partnering with the St. Charles River Corridor Foundation to help clean up the Fox in St. Charles! Join us for a morning of fun! Land side and water side pick-up “teams” are encouraged, and we welcome canoes and kayaks to join the activities! Plan to arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 to pick up supplies, and get instructions. Meet at Ferson Creek Park on Rte. 31 by 8:45 a.m. to pick up your supplies,…

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Dayton Bluffs 5K and 10K Run/Walk

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dayton Bluffs Preserve, 2997 Illinois Route 71
Ottawa,ILUnited States
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The 2nd annual 5K and 10K Run/Walk at The Conservation Foundation's Dayton Bluffs Preserve in Ottawa will take place on Saturday, September 28th from 9am to 12pm.  The route will take you through prairies, wooded trails and along the Fox River bluffs of this picturesque 253 acre natural treasure. All proceeds benefit the ongoing ecological restoration of the Dayton Bluffs Preserve! The 5K Run/Walk portion of the event is dog-friendly for those wishing to share their outdoor experience with four-legged…

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Aurora Greenfest

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Prisco Community Center, 150 West Illinois Avenue
Aurora,IL60505United States
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Aurora Greenlights, an affiliate of The Conservation Foundation, will be putting on their 10th annual Aurora Greenfest. Join us and learn how to take care of the environment and have fun at the same time. Be ready for a day filled with fun activities to live more sustainably and help save our planet. As always, the GreenFest is a free and accessible event, so bring the whole family. The GreenFest is 10 years old this year!  Celebrating the 10th Anniversary with…

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Goat Yoga at McDonald Farm

September 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, IL 60565, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
Naperville,IL60565United States
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Yoga is good for the body, goats are good for the soul, and our peaceful McDonald Farm in Naperville is good for both!  Staff and goats from Blue Sky Farm in Sugar Grove will be leading two sessions of Goat Yoga at McDonald Farm on Sunday, September 29th. ~Session 1 ~ 10 am to 11 am, there will be a 30 – 45 minute yoga class with the goats, and after we will have time to relax, pet the goats,…

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October 2019

O’Hara Woods Community Day

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
o’hara woods, 524 Belmont Drive
Romeoville,IL
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The Conservation Foundation and the Village of Romeoville are pleased to announce our first ever O'Hara Woods Community Day on Saturday October 5th, 9am to Noon at the O'Hara Woods Nature Preserve in Romeoville. The event will include a restoration workday as well as an open house for visitors to learn more about and explore O'Hara Woods. If you're the hands-on type and would like to really dive in and make a difference for this natural area, we'd love to…

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Connect with Nature in Oak Brook

October 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dean Nature Sanctuary, 115 Canterberry Lane
Oak Brook,IL60523United States
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Experience the healing and calming elements of nature, join a naturalist and a certified Forest Therapy guide on relaxing walk in nature. If you have always wanted to go on a walk in the woods, but you do not feel comfortable going out in nature, join us on a relaxing walk to familiarize yourself with the woodlands and the wildlife within them. As part of the journey, our forest therapy guide will help you relax and unwind and experience the…

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Strengthening Our Foundation Luncheon

October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Le Jardin Restaurant at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Rd
Wheaton,IL60189
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****Wow, we've had a great response and at this time the Strengthening Our Foundation luncheon is full.  If you have questions about an existing RSVP, please contact Carrie Thompson at cthompson@theconservationfoundation.org. ***   We're looking forwad to the 2019 Strengthening Our Foundation luncheon on Thursday, October 24th amongst the stunning fall display of at Cantigny in Wheaton.  We'll gather at Noon in the Le Jardin Restaurant to spend an hour socializing and learning about the “whys” of conservation and being…

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November 2019

A Fox River Testimony Artist’s Discussion

November 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library, 270 N Grove Ave
Elgin,IL60120United States
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Under The Conservation Foundation’s Fox River Education and Outreach Initiative, Wheaton artist Joel Sheesley has painted the beauty of the river in all its moods and seasons for the past three years. Sunrise, sunset, in flood, in ice, in summer, in fall, these paintings show you places you know and others you want to find and experience for yourself. Joel will discuss the details of how he creates his gorgeous works of Fox River art and share some of his…

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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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