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September 2019

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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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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January 2020

First Day Hike at Dayton Bluffs Preserve

January 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dayton Bluffs Preserve, 2997 Illinois Route 71
Ottawa,ILUnited States
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What better way to kick off 2020 than a refreshing nature hike!! Ring in the New Year with us at our First Day Hike at Dayton Bluffs Preserve, 9am on January 1st, New Year's Day. There will be two guided hikes offered - one a little less strenuous and one a little more challenging.  They'll last an hour or two, and then we'll come back together to enjoy hot cocoa and share our resolutions and hopes for the new year…

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Safe Salting for Ice and Snow: Have We Found the Holy Grail?

January 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave
St. Charles,IL60174United States
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The Fox River and the land next to it contribute to the open space, natural areas and water quality we enjoy and that add so much to the quality of life we appreciate in the Fox Valley. The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles, in partnership with The Conservation Foundation, has scheduled a 5-part educational series about issues related to the health and life of the Fox River. Join us for a talk on safe salting our roads and walkways.…

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