Conservation Club

Join the Club!

The Conservation Club that is!  JDCF members from all walks of life are passionate about the land they love.  Some have trekked that extra mile to translate that passion into a very generous gift of $1,000.00 and above to the Foundation in a single year.  These larger gifts not only help to protect critical lands for future generations, they also provide nature-related education to our youth and local communities, connecting people of all ages to the precious natural & cultural resources found in our county.  To recognize these individuals, JDCF has created the Conservation Club.  Members of the club will enjoy the following rewards:

His and/or her fleece jacket(s) highlighting participation in the Conservation Club with a special JDCF logo. If you are one of our many horse enthusiast members, you have the option of a monogrammed saddle pad.





Invitation to a special event centered around our education theme of the year.

Recognition of your status in our quarterly newsletter and in our annual report.

The opportunity to tell your story on our “Connections to Conservation” page in our newsletter.

 

Join the Conservation Club through 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.  There are no checks to write, no envelopes to mail, no paper to waste—and your dollars help JDCF’s work all year-long.

For more information about this program, please call Christie Trifone-Simon at 815.858.9100.

Upcoming Events

The Watershed Game – Training the Trainer Workshop

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Watershed Game is an interactive tool that helps individuals understand the connection between land use and water quality. League of Women Voter members and Rotary Club members from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, staff from conservation land trust organizations, Extension and Sea Grant educators, teachers and informal science educators, and community members from the surrounding […] Read More

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Meteors on the Mound

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

JDCF and the Planetary Studies Foundation (PSF) invite the public to a night sky viewing event. As part of the Perseid meteor shower that will be taking place, PSF planetary geologist, Dr. Paul Sipiera will be sharing his expertise in the area of meteorites beginning around 7:30 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., Diane Sipiera, Executive Director of […] Read More

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Creatures of the Night: Owls & Bats

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 of the raptor family. Participants will get to dissect an […] Read More

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Owl Prowl

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening owl-prowl hike at Casper Bluff.  This year, we will be joined by the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education Center who will bring along a few of their feathered friends for an educational program and meet and greet with live owls before we head out on the trails. There will be […] Read More

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