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

Movie Event: Intelligent Trees with Randy Nyboer Speaking

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Do trees have human-like characteristics? That’s the premise of this 45-minute documentary film, which features German forester Peter Wohlleben, and is based on his internationally best-selling book, “The Hidden Life of Trees.” The film will be screened at the Galena Territory Association Owners Club with doors opening at 6, the movie at 7 followed by […] Read More

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JDCF Annual Meeting with Lydia Scott, Director of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative at the Morton Arboretum

March 30 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The public is invited to attend JDCF’s annual meeting for an interactive social hour, election and re-election of board members, and the announcement of the recipient of the 2018 Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award.  Our keynote speaker will be Lydia Scott, Director of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative and Manager of Community Trees Program at […] Read More

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JDCF’s Biggest Tree Contest

April 1 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

You may hear people speak of them reverently. You might catch word of a “big tree,” an important tree, a “Champion Tree.” But what does this mean? JDCF is sponsoring a Biggest Tree Contest to recognize the largest tree within each of the designated native tree species that grow in Carroll, Jo Daviess, and Stephenson […] Read More

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Wine & Woodcocks Viewing Party

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and beverage of choice and join us at dusk to learn about and view woodcocks at JDCF’s Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary.  It is a half mile hike to the viewing area and an ATV will be available for those needing assistance. A flashlight may be helpful for the walk […] Read More

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