Membership

Membership with JDCF is a simple way to be a true steward of Jo Daviess County and its legacy.  Through your donation to JDCF, you are choosing to support a beautiful, resilient and accessible landscape. Furthermore, you are choosing to pass this treasured place on to an active and educated younger generation. Through our yearlong educational programs and events, you are ensuring that there are conservation leaders to protect these lands and resources for many years to come!

Basic membership starts at just $35.00 annually for your entire family!  And as a member of JDCF, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Information about JDCF events.
  • Our quarterly newsletter to keep you informed of our work.
  • Complete privacy.
  • As a member of JDCF, we will not sell or trade your name.

Simply pay online by clicking the ‘Donate’ button or download and send in
our General membership form today!

Monthly Giving

Perhaps you would consider making a sustainable contribution to JDCF through our monthly giving program? It’s a budget-friendly, simple way to join our Conservation Club for $84.00 a month.  Or, choose another amount that is comfortable for you and JDCF will do all the work!  There are no checks to write, no envelopes to mail, no paper to waste—and your dollars help JDCF’s work all year-long.  Call Christie Trifone-Simon at 815-858-9100 to begin monthly giving. Thank you!

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution to JDCF may qualify for a tax deduction based on your individual circumstance. JDCF’s tax identification number is 36-4391349.

Upcoming Events

Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary Grand Opening

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

JDCF will be opening a 409-acre property near Stockton, Illinois, on Saturday, June 2, 2018 beginning at 9 AM.  After opening remarks, trails will be open for self-guided tours; and bird experts will be on hand with spotting scopes to answer your questions.   We will also be joined by the Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation and […] Read More

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Potluck & Program: JDCF’s Native American Connection

July 10 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for a potluck and program featuring our own Executive Director, Steve Barg, as he discusses JDCF’s Native American connection through conservation of heritage sites and building relationships with tribal descendants.  If attending the potluck, please bring a dish to pass and table service.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  If attending […] Read More

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Meteors on the Mound

August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Join JDCF and the Planetary Studies Foundation to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower from atop Horseshoe Mound on Saturday, August 11th from 7-11 PM. Enjoy family-friendly activities and learn about meteors before the sunset ushers in the celestial show! The event will be cancelled if it is raining, so please check jdcf.org […] Read More

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Fall Forest Hike

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With fall on the way, the appearance of trees changes significantly and identifying them can be tricky – unless you know your bark, berries & nuts. Join us to celebrate the change of season with a Fall Forest Walk on Saturday, September 15th from 1:00- 3:00pm at the Schurmeier Teaching Forest. This free event will […] Read More

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