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Mark your calendars for the 25th Anniversary and Hall of Fame Gala rescheduled to April 21, 2021 at the Union League Club of Chicago!

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Thanks to your support, ICF was able to surpass our goal of raising $7,000 for the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation challenge grant! This grant will help ICF maintain the remarkable forests, prairies, and wetlands at the Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center (TYCEC). Thank you!

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Illinois Conservation Foundation

Our Mission

The mission of the Illinois Conservation Foundation, and the partners with whom we work, is to preserve and enhance our natural and cultural heritage by fostering and supporting ecological, educational, and outdoor recreational programs for the benefit of all people now and for generations to come. In carrying out this mission, the Illinois Conservation Foundation inspires today's youth - tomorrow's leaders - by providing quality outdoor and conservation education programs that instill a life-long interest in conservation, outdoor recreation and sustainability.

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Purchase your Pins today at $5 each! Bluegill, Bass and Pheasant are new for 2020. Limited edition 2019 Big Buck, Turkey, Morel and Duck Pins are also available.

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Upcoming Events

ICF Annual Gala

April 21, 2021

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Our Shared Impact





Since the inception of
Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant program


annual visitors

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Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center

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Conservation Achievement Scholarships
awarded to high school seniors




Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Inductees

$1 Million in Support

Biodiversity Field Trips for over 100k Students


Outdoor Clinics Annually


of youth and adults participating in outdoor recreational pursuits