Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is a nationally recognized conservation agency that envisions a community in which all citizens share a connection with nature and an appreciation for cultural history.
To acquire, preserve, protect and restore the natural resources in DuPage County while providing opportunities for people to connect with nature.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, visit dupageforest.org.
The Sierra Club is the nations largest volunteer environmental advocacy organization. The Sierra Club is structured into chapters and groups. The Illinois Chapter is headquartered in Chicago and the River Prairie Group serves members living in DuPage County.
The Conservation Foundation is one of the region’s oldest and largest not-for-profit land and watershed conservation organizations. Since it was founded in 1972, TCF has helped preserve nearly 33,000 acres of open space, restored and cleaned miles of rivers and streams, and educated thousands of kids by engaging them in nature and the outdoors.
Work is focused in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will counties to preserve and restore nature in your neighborhood.
Wild Ones Greater DuPage Chapter
Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization. Established in 1979, Wild Ones is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, and has over 50 chapters around the country. The Greater DuPage Chapter was the first Illinois chapter, formed in 1992.
In 2012, Wild Ones partnered with Monarch Joint Venture and Monarch Watch’s Bring Back the Monarchs program to help the monarchs and their migration, and developed the Wild for Monarchs campaign. In 2015, Wild Ones expanded their partnerships to include The Nature Conservancy’s Go Wild with Native Gardening program and the National Pollinator Garden Network’s campaign to register one million pollinator gardens nationwide.
In 2015, the Wild Ones Greater DuPage Chapter became a local partner of the Du Page Monarch Resolution.