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 Prairie Enthusiasts 2017 Annual Conference

March 4

JDCF is co-hosting this annual, one-day conference with the Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts.  The theme will be Landscapes of the Future: Challenges & Opportunities. Two keynote speakers will be Jeff Walk of The Nature Conservancy, speaking on “Climate Change & Habitat Preservation & Restoration” and Bob Palmer of the Effigy Mounds National Monument, speaking on “Fertile Ground […] Read More

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Popcorn & Program: FIRE, the Science of Prairie Restoration Burns

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn about the important role fire plays in the prairie ecosystem from our own Director of Land Stewardship, Ryan Getz. This “Popcorn & Program” is at the Galena Territory Association on Saturday, March 18 at 6:30 PM with the program beginning at 7:00 PM. As a follow up, all are welcome to come out in April […] Read More

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JDCF Annual Meeting

April 1 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join fellow JDCF members and our guest speaker, botanical artist, George Olson, at our annual meeting.  Mr. Olson will have some of his work on site.  We will also be honoring John & Barbara Rutherford as recipients of the 2017 Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award.

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Calling All Volunteers – River Clean Up

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

The annual Mississippi River Clean Up will take place from 8 am until 3:30 pm at Gear’s Ferry Landing south of Galena. Individuals and families with older children are welcome.   This event is generously sponsored by Chestnut Mountain Resort. Boats and shovels are needed. Anyone who provides a boat for the day will be reimbursed […] Read More

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