Members – the Annual Membership Dinner is Sunday, March 12.  Mail in your rsvp (invitations will arrive soon) or pay & reserve on-line!



recycling icon Recycling

Next Recycling Drive: Saturday, March 11, 2017 in McHenry at the Metra Station Parking lot, 4005 Main Street in McHenry, from 9 am until noon.

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volunteer icon Volunteer Opportunities

  • Green Spot Book Store
  • Recycling drives
  • County Fair
  • Big Fall Book Sale
  • Garage Sales
  • Phone person
  • Speakers Bureau

Spig 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.

To achieve the aim of environmental preservation and improvement, we provide the community with educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable land use and energy and natural resource conservation.

We advocate policies which protect drinking water supplies and conserve land for open space and agriculture. We demonstrate waste reduction through recycling drives and reuse centers. We encourage natural resource protection through native landscaping and stream protection programs.