Welcome to The Conservation Foundation
We Save Land, We Save Rivers

The Conservation Foundation is a non-profit land and river protection organization founded in 1972. The support of more than 3,500 members and 500 volunteers helps us carry out our mission to preserve and restore open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds, and promote stewardship of our environment in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois.

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| Educating & Empowering
Environmental College Scholarship Available!
Are you or do you know a college student interested in pursuing a career in an environmental field?  We have…
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| Educating & Empowering
Nature Rx Presentations from DuPage Environmental Summit
If you were not able to attend the sold-out DuPage Environmental Summit held at the end of January, we still…
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| Art of the Fox
Art of the Fox: Residency
   The Conservation Foundation has begun using the term “artist in residence” to describe my role in the Fox River Initiative. …
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| About Us
Announcing a Perfect Pairing - The Merger of The Conservation Foundation and Green Earth Institute
You know those two people who are best friends for ages, finally decide they belong together, and live happily ever…
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Upcoming Events
Nature Rx Workshop - Glen Ellyn
Learn how to incorporate native plants into your home landscape, and how that can restore and heal you!
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Natural Landscaping Seminar
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Dayton Bluffs Geology & Ravine Hike
Walk through hundreds of millions of years of Earth's history with our President/CEO Brook McDonald at our Dayton Bluffs Preserve!
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Water Conservation Workshop & McDonald Farm Tour
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