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 open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds, and promote stewardship of our environment in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois.

What's New
| Preserving Land
Butterfield Road Acquisition
The Conservation Foundation is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 2.25-acre property at the corner of Routes 53 and…
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| Sustainability
Ten Ways To Go Green With School Supplies
Here we are...August...the Back-to-School month.  My oldest is starting Kindergarten this year so this is our first foray into school…
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| Donate
The Historian
I’m Scott LaMorte, Major Gifts Officer here at The Conservation Foundation, and I get to meet some of the most…
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| Conservation@Home
Mulch Volcanoes Make Me Want To Erupt! (Advice on proper mulching, recycling leaves, and helping ground-nesting bees)
If you don’t think volcanoes are abundant  in northeastern  Illinois, take a look at this “mulch volcano”.  A mulch volcano is…
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Upcoming Events
Day at the Dickson-Murst Farm
Plan for a FREE family day of good old-fashioned fun at Day at the Farm on August 24th!
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McDonald Farm Fall Festival
Usher in fall with some good old fashioned fun on McDonald Farm's 60 peaceful acres.
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Beyond the Basics Seminar 2014: September 9th and 10th
Making Green Stormwater Practices Pay Off For Your Community
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2014 Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon
The Conservation Foundation is a proud Charity Partner of the 2014 Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon!
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