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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.

Look for a new fundraising campaign to support our Sterne’s Fen matching grant…more information coming soon!


Environmental Advocacy Workshop is TUESDAY, JULY 16 AT 6:30 P.M.

Come learn how to join our grassroots effort to protect the environment! McHenry County College, Room B168-9


Many hands make light work! An amazing group of Environmental Defenders' volunteers formed a "book brigade" Sunday evening to shift all of the non-fiction books to the back room of our Green Read Book Store in Crystal Lake, making space for all of the fiction in the main room. A huge thank you to all who helped! Stop in to see the big change!Many hands make light work! An amazing group of Environmental Defenders' volunteers formed a "book brigade" Sunday evening to shift all of the non-fiction books to the back room, making space for all of the fiction in the main room. A huge thank you to all who helped! Stop in to see the big change! ...

Those of us weeding our pollinator garden at the County Fairgrounds were wilting in this hot, dry spell. But since these native prairie plants have such long roots, they were standing tall and attracting lots of bees and other insects with their beautiful blooms. See if you can spot the monarch butterfly in one of the photos. We appreciate the McHenry County Fair Board allowing us to have this demonstration pollinator garden to share with others at the fairgrounds. #mchenrycountyfair ...


Preserve. Protect. Educate. Since 1970