Defending our environment since 1970


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.

“50 YEARS OF DEFENDING” — a documentary about the Environmental Defenders.

Styrofoam collection program

Drop Off Locations

Algonquin Township Road District 3702 Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Open from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Village of Algonquin Public Works Facility 110 Meyer Drive Algonquin, IL  60102. Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

City of Woodstock Public Works 326 Washington Street Woodstock, IL 60098. Open 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

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Preserve. Protect. Educate.