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The support of more than 5,000 members and 500 volunteers helps us carry out our mission to improve the health of our communities by preserving and restoring open space and natural lands, protecting rivers and watersheds, and promoting stewardship of our environment in northeastern Illinois.

The support of more than 5,000 members and 500 volunteers helps us carry out our mission to improve the health of our communities by preserving and restoring open space and natural lands, protecting rivers and watersheds, and promoting stewardship of our environment in northeastern Illinois.

About Us

Simply put, we save land and we save rivers, and we’ve been at it for more than 40 years. Founded in 1972, The Conservation Foundation is one of the region’s oldest and largest not-for-profit land and watershed conservation organizations dedicated to preserving and restoring open space, protecting rivers and watersheds and promoting stewardship of the environment in northeastern Illinois.

Events

Upcoming events hosted by the Conservation Foundation

The Conservation Foundation’s Green Earth Harvest CSA is an all-organic farming operation that provides healthy, organic vegetables to the community through the sale of “shares”. When you become a Green Earth Harvest CSA shareholder, you are essentially purchasing a portion of the harvest. You’ll come to McDonald Farm in Naperville (or one of our remote pickup locations) every week or every other week and pick up your produce.

Featured Article

Landscaping For a Healthier Life: Resources from the DuPage Environmental Summit

Conservation Stories

Naperville Post Office

A visit to the post office has become a feast for the senses of Naperville residents, thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers Carolyn Finzer

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Marvel Davis

Marvel Davis has lived in the Big Rock area her entire life.  Her late husband, Harley, lived in Big Rock his entire life.  One of Harley’s ancestors,

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Don & Espie Nelson

Don Nelson (pictured) and his wife Espie are long-time members of The Conservation Foundation and our Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition, and have been a

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Shop the Rookery

Show your love for nature and our mission to preserve and restore it by purchasing these quality products for yourself or to give as gifts with purpose. A portion of your purchase will directly support our work to preserve and restore open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds and promote stewardship of the environment.