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

Critters of the Night

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join JDCF on Saturday, October 2oth at 10:00 AM to learn about some of our nocturnal friends, owls and bats. This program, geared towards a middle school grade level, introduces the life cycle of the owl and its food and habitat. It also identifies the characteristics that make the owl a perfect predator and member […] Read More

Find out more »

Keynote Address: Kay Rhoads, Principal Chief of the Sac & Fox Nation

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

To kick off JDCF’s Voices from the Past: An Archaeological & Cultural Symposium, Kay Rhoads, Principal Chief of the Sac and Fox Nation, will give a keynote speech on Friday evening at 7:00 PM at the Hanover Township Park District Building, 500 Fillmore Street, Hanover, IL.  There is a $10.00/person entrance fee for non-JDCF members.

Find out more »

Voices from the Past: An Archaeological & Cultural Symposium

November 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

JDCF’s Wapello Reserve has many stories to tell about the native people who once inhabited the Mississippi River Driftless area. Exploration of Wapello’s broad terraces show that Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, and Euro-American peoples used the land along the Apple River over many millennia. These occupations left a rich record of artifacts, hearths, storage pits, […] Read More

Find out more »

Potluck & Program – Citizen Science, Modern Technology & the Conservation of Nature

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Charlie Blake, PhD biologist, will present on Citizen Science, Modern Technology and the Conservation of Nature. Charlie directs RiverWatch, an Illinois statewide citizen science program which monitors stream health. She will be giving an overview of popular phone apps including eBird and iNaturalist and web sites like FieldScope, which allow for far more accurate gathering […] Read More

Find out more »