Links - Conservation Advocates and Environmental Protection Organizations

Citizens for Conservation
CFC led the initiative to protect over 2500 acres of public land in the Barrington, Illinois area. Years of planning, urging and negotiating resulted in the creation of four new forest preserves: Ela Marsh, Fox River, Grassy Lake/Flint Creek and Baker's Lake Younghusband Prairie.

Earth Day Network
The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.

The Environmental Protection Agency
40 years of protecting health and the environment

Friends of Busse Woods
The Friends of Busse Woods has been created with the mission to restore, restock, protect and preserve Busse Woods, also known as the Ned Brown Preserve, is a 3700 acre holding located in northwestern Cook County in Illinois..

Friends of Deer Grove East
A new volunteer conservation group formed to preserve, protect, and carry on the impressive habitat restoration work at Deer Grove East in Palatine.

Forest Preserve Volunteers
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County - with over 68,000 acres of nature in Cook County, there are endless opportunities to get involved and give back.

The Green Life
The Sierra Club Magazine

Green Seal
Green Seal is a non-profit organization that uses science-based programs to empower consumers, purchasers and companies to create a more sustainable world.

Illinois Environmental Council
The Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund engages in education and outreach and provides a forum for environmentalists.

National Forest Foundation
National Forests and Grasslands provide Americans with 193-million spectacular acres of wildlands.

Openlands Project
Founded in 1963, Openlands protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region.

Organic Authority
OA goal l-to inform & educate the public about the benefits of buying and choosing organic produce, meats, and products, while promoting sustainable living and an organic lifestyle.

Poplar Creek Prairie Stewards
Beginning in 1989, the group has been working actively to return native plant communities to the Poplar Creek Forest Preserve in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Pesticide Action Network
Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN North America, or PANNA) works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.

Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County
23 towns in northern Cook County form this local government and a non-profit corporation. SWANCC developes and implements long-term, environmentally safe solutions to manage the region's garbage challenges. Valuable recycling info available at their website.

Spray Drift Education Network
A grassroots organization dedicated to helping Illinois report and prevent pesticide drift.

Spring Creek Stewards
Spring Creek Forest Preserves are undergoing the most ambitious ecological restoration project ever undertaken in Cook County.

Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary
Schaumburg, IL - Spring Valley is an outdoor living museum, where visitors can learn about nature and local history. Explore, discover, observe and listen to nature.


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The League of Conservation Voters
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV)
is a national non-profit organization that
works to turn environmental values into
national priorities.

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