Celebrating the Successes of 2017

Thank you! Take a look at what you've helped us accomplish in 2017. To continue supporting our work in the new year, donate now!

Nachusa Visitor Center Completed

We’re thrilled to announce that the Nachusa Visitor Center is ready for your next visit! It includes displays that tell the story of the prairie, increased parking, places to sit and enjoy the view, restrooms, and a hand pump to access cold, potable water.

Nature Worked for Chicago

Through the Nature Works Everywhere Program, we supported school gardening efforts at three Chicago schools this year. Nature Works Everywhere is a nationwide program designed by The Nature Conservancy to provide free environmental science curriculum to teachers, as well as grants for school gardens or other projects that increase green space at schools.

Illinois River Program Gets New Headquarters

By the end of this year, we will have completed construction on the Illinois River Office funded by Tellabs Foundation at Emiquon. The new facilities will enable the Illinois River team to better engage researchers, scientists and the public by providing habitable space and upgraded equipment.

Illinois Strike Team Headed West

Members of the Conservancy’s Southern Illinois Invasive Species Strike Team spent two weeks in Wyoming, Colorado, and South Dakota fighting fires that burn frequently out West during the summer months.

Volunteers Donated 20,000 Hours of Time

This year through our partnership with the Chicago Park District, more than 8,200 volunteers contributed over 20,000 hours of their time to restore Chicagoland's natural areas. In total, they attended more than 400 different community stewardship work days.

You Made the Difference!

It's your support that allows us to protect nature and preserve life here in the Prairie State and beyond. To support our work in the coming year, donate now!

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