Mission & Vision

Mission
The mission of the McHenry County Conservation Foundation is to support, sustain, and advance the public conservation, education, and recreation programs of the McHenry County Conservation District and its partners. In order to further this mission, the Foundation receives gifts made in support of the McHenry County Conservation, manages investments established to further the District's work, and ensures that gift funds are used consistent with donor intent. In doing so, the Foundation strives to promote, nurture and expand the culture of support for the McHenry County Conservation District.

Vision
We work to ensure that McHenry County's public open spaces, natural resources, water and wildlife are preserved and restored to benefit our way of life and that of future generations. 

How do We Achieve our vision?
Since our founding in 1999, the purpose of the McHenry County Conservation Foundation has been to lead efforts to encourage and solicit private gifts that develop, support, and enhance the interests and programs of McHenry County Conservation District.

Our goals have only been achievable because of the dedicated support of our donors and volunteers. 

McHenry County Conservation Foundation honors and celebrates the inseparable relationship between people and the places they love. Our dedication is to the conservation and preservation of McHenry County's landscape and its cultural heritage. To maintain our vision takes planning and commitment. We pledge to remain steadfast in this journey to protect these distinct natural areas so your children and their grandchildren are able to take pleasure in the landscapes we hold dear.

Our quality of life here in McHenry County depends on healthy natural resources, a strong economy, thoughtfully developed cities, and beautiful outdoor places where we can explore, discover and recreate. Each of these components are interconnected; each depend on the protection of natural landscapes to be successful. If we have a vision of a better future —there is no better time than now to set our sights on ambitious efforts that, over time, will develop a better tomorrow.

You and I, and the decisions we make determine the natural heritage that the next generation inherits.