MISSION

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County

Are you a Defender?

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.

YOU can join and/or volunteer and help us advocate for a healthy environment and also enjoy what we protect, together.


RECYCLING DRIVE – SEPTEMBER 7 FROM 8AM TO NOON AT GRAFTON TOWNSHIP 10109 VINE STREET, HUNTLEY!


BOOK FALL BOOK SALE IS COMING UP – 9/21-10/6. DEFENDERS’ MEMBER PREVIEW ($10, NON MEMBERS) IS 9/20 FROM 6PM TO 8PM!
Algonquin Township Road District,
3702 US HIGHWAY 14, Crystal Lake.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS before, during and after sale!

1) Click this link to go to SignUp.com:https://signup.com/go/DECghHm
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Fall Book Sale dates: 9/21, 9/23-9/27 & 9/30-10/5 – 10AM to 4PM and last sale day 10/6 – 8AM to NOON. We need VOLUNTEERS!


Expressly Leslie Vegetarian Specialties is the first establishment to receive The Environmental Defenders’ “Plastic Straw Free” window decal. Congratulations on going plastic straw free Expressly Leslie and thank you, Amy Keyzer, for helping to show it off!

Another restaurant in our county - Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen - is plastic straw free (and has been for awhile!). Way to go Chef Zak!! ...

22 hours ago

Kevin Burkle

Greetings, My name is Kevin Burkle. I am a 30 year resident of Crystal Lake and for the last 10 years have been employed by Fiji Construction in Cary in the home exterior restoration
business. One of my prospects actually approached me about marketing solar energy about 8 months ago. After some due diligence and after learning all the benefits solar generated electricity can provide, I joined him in this endeavor. My desire is to share my message with as many people as possible to extol the virtues of converting to solar energy. If anyone in your group has even the slightest interest in looking at this green, money saving option, I hope that you'll reach out to me to set up an informational meeting. It's truly eye opening. 847-366-2902
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Preserve. Protect. Educate. Since 1970