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recycling icon Recycling

NEXT drive: November 10 at McHenry Train Station, 4005 Main Street, McHenry.  9AM to NOON (or until truck/s filled).  Please check back frequently for updates AND join the Environmental Defenders to receive information directly through our eNews and newsletter, EarthConnect.



volunteer iconVolunteer Opportunities for EVERYONE.
  • Green Spot Book Store
  • Recycling drives
  • County Fair
  • Big Fall Book Sale
  • Garage Sales
  • Contact us to be added to our VOLUNTEER ONLY list. 




Support The Environmental Defenders through workplace giving! For more information on how you can contribute call us at 815-338-0393.

One of the easiest ways to donate to The Environmental Defenders is by contributing to EarthShare in your workplace charity campaign.

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 citizen organization, we are committed to building sound ecological relationships between people and the natural world that supports all life.”  Founded in 1970.

Please join us.