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.

What's New
| Conservation@Home
Landscaping for Wildlife in Layers
 Douglas Tallamy has written an inspiring book, Bringing Nature Home, which explains the many benefits of native plants in our…
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| Events
Join Team Run For Nature!
Pound the pavement for a good cause as part of The Conservation Foundation’s Team Run For Nature in the Naperville…
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| Protecting Rivers & Streams
DuPage River Sweep 2015 - The Trashy Results
A suitcase, car bumper, a pool noodle, a rusty bicycle, a 6-foot section of a picket fence, and even a…
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| Educating & Empowering
2015 Pierotti Scholarships Winners Announced
Congratulations to Makenna Anderson of St. Charles and Joshua Cinnamon of Naperville for being awarded the 2015 Paul D. Pierotti…
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Upcoming Events
McDonald Farm Fall Festival
Usher in fall on McDonald Farm's 60 peaceful acres at our family-friendly Fall Festival!
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2015 Conservation@Home Native Tree & Shrub Sale
Lost ash trees, or just need more shade or structure in your home landscape? Buy native and support The Conservation Foundation!
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2015 Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon
The Conservation Foundation is a proud Charity Partner of the 2015 Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon!
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