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

JDCF Annual Meeting

April 7 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The public is invited to JDCF’s annual meeting on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 beginning with a social hour at 4:30 PM.  Our keynote speaker will be Jon Greendeer, Former President and current Executive Director of Heritage Preservation of the Ho-Chunk Nation.  Jon is a proud member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a student of the Ho-Chunk […] Read More

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Fantastic Frogs & Friends Frog Walk

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring the whole family to Fantastic Frogs & Friends, a frog walk beginning on the east side of the Meeker Street footbridge along the Galena River Trail in downtown Galena, IL. Learn all about frogs and toads, join us in a toast to spring, and then take part in a guided hike down the trail […] Read More

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Bluebird & Red-headed Woodpecker Workshop

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Details to come.

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JDCF’s Portage Site: A Center of Native American History

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join archaeologist Phil Millhouse and Chloris Lowe, former President of the Ho-Chunk Nation, for a guided tour of JDCF’s Portage Preserve including the Hopewell burial mounds.  Portage is not open to the public and so this is a rare opportunity to learn about the site from our expert tour leaders.  RSVP’s to are required […] Read More

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