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

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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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

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Voices from the Past: Archaeology Symposium

November 3

This event is the last event in a series of JDCF events that focus on native peoples in Jo Daviess County, IL. The symposium will focus on new discoveries and strengthening relationships between native communities of the past and our present day communities. There are many connections to be made which can improve our understanding […] Read More

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Kimberly Blaeser, WI Poet Laureate

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a memorable evening of poetry. Kimberly Blaeser is a Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she teaches Creative Writing and Native American Literatures. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Apprenticed to Justice, Absentee Indians and Other Poems, and Trailing You. Blaeser is Anishinaabe, an enrolled member of the Minnesota […] Read More

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