Defending our environment since 1970

  • Thank you to those who came out to It's Our River Day along Boone Creek this year! 300 lbs of trash and 11 lbs of recyclables.

Our Mission

In order to protect all living things, the Environmental Defenders is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the natural environment in McHenry County.  As a grass roots organization, we are committed to building sound ecological relationships between people and the natural world that supports all life.


We are a member based organization.
Please join us as a member and/or volunteer to help us advocate for a healthy environment and enjoy what we protect, together.

Preserve. Protect. Educate.