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Strengthening Our Foundation

Strengthening Our Foundation

In this season of gratitude, our thoughts have turned to nature and the endless ways it has sustained and nurtured…
First Annual “It’s Our Fox River Day” in Kendall County

First Annual “It’s Our Fox River Day” in Kendall County

Fifty-five volunteers showed up to Yorkville’s Riverfront Park and gave the Fox River some love at the first annual Kendall…
New Canoe Launch for Lisle Park District

New Canoe Launch for Lisle Park District

Lisle Park District is officially opening their new public boat launch with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, September 11th…
Top 10 Recommended Hikes In Our Core Four Counties

Top 10 Recommended Hikes In Our Core Four Counties

With concerns about the Delta Variant of the Coronavirus mounting with every passing hour and continued recommendations for “social distancing”,…
Artificial Intelligence and Farming

Artificial Intelligence and Farming

Farming is one of the oldest and arguably most important human pursuits. People have come a long way over the…
A “Secret” Trail at Silver Springs

A “Secret” Trail at Silver Springs

If you’ve ever floated on the Fox River in Kendall County, you likely passed Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife…
How We Redesigned Our Native Plant Garden

How We Redesigned Our Native Plant Garden

In a project we’re calling “Garden Refresh,” we transformed the native garden beds outside one of our office buildings at…
Take A Hike Program Beginning This Fall!

Take A Hike Program Beginning This Fall!

This fall, we’re partnering with Edward-Elmhurst Health to bring you the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge. For eight weeks,…
Artificial Intelligence and Conservation

Artificial Intelligence and Conservation

The use of ‘innovation’ and ‘technical transformation’ to deal with climate change has recently gotten a lot of mindshare. These…
Dickson-Murst Farm Camp Mixes History and Fun for Kids

Dickson-Murst Farm Camp Mixes History and Fun for Kids

If you ask kids what they did at Farm Camp, the stories may go on for a long time. There…
Babbling Brook: Mother’s Day Hike in McHenry County

Babbling Brook: Mother’s Day Hike in McHenry County

To no surprise, my wife wanted to visit a new place and hike on Mother’s Day.  Although we usually head…
Conservation in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Conservation in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The United Nations designated 2021-2030 the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030, “with the aim of supporting and scaling…
The Facts of Life

The Facts of Life

by Jason Halm, Farm Manager There are three words running through my head this week on the farm, as facts…
Stockholm's Whiskey Pairing Dinner Benefitting The Conservation Foundation

Stockholm's Whiskey Pairing Dinner Benefitting The Conservation Foundation

We’re so pleased that life is getting back to normal and our friends at Stockholm’s Brewery in Geneva are getting…
The “America the Beautiful” Initiative and The Illinois 30x30 Coalition

The “America the Beautiful” Initiative and The Illinois 30x30 Coalition

The Biden Administration recently announced the “America the Beautiful” Initiative. On May 6, 2021, they outlined a vision for how…