The McHenry County Conservation Foundation hosts or co-sponsors events with McHenry County Conservation District to provide support and increase awareness while creating community good will and civic mindedness.

Our support aids the mission of McHenry County Conservation District which offers outdoor recreational amenities, environmental education programs  and special events that provide our residents the opportunity to spend time together, have fun enjoying the outdoors, and build community.  Proceeds raised by the Foundation’s events go toward  conservation projects that enhance visitors' experiences,  attract new visitors, or assist in the preservation of wildlife habitat. 

Sponsors and in-kind donations are sought for numerous events throughout the year. Financial support from local businesses ensures an event's success, provides great outdoor experiences for our residents, and strengthens the overall awareness of the Foundation's mission.  And, the benefits of event sponsorship are reciprocal. Depending upon the level of support, a benefit package is provided including recognition on marketing materials, t-shirts and social media platforms. 

Events include:
Conservation Congress Bi Annual Event in February
Pedal - Paddle - Saddle Annual Event in June
The Great Outdoors Beer Trail  Annual Event in August
Oak Stewardship Challenge  Completed in 2019