Membership & Giving

Your membership will help support the Defenders in its mission to preserve, improve and defend the environment of McHenry County. The Defenders is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation, and all contributions and memberships are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Online through PayPal

Simply click on your desired membership pledge and you’ll be taken to PayPal’s secure website. To add more information, print out the membership form and mail it, or send us the info in an email.


One year Basic Membership $50
Two year Basic Membership $90


One year Patron Membership $100
Two year Patron Membership $180


One year Supporting Membership $250
Two year Supporting Membership $450


One year Senior Membership $30
Two year Senior Membership $54


One year Student Membership $15
Two year Student Membership $27

Young Professional

One year Young Professional Membership $30

Recurring Monthly Donation

Click below to choose a monthly donation amount, then click Subscribe

Monthly Donation Options


One year Gift Membership $25
Or make a donation in any amount *If your donation is for a special event or reason, please email your name and donation purpose to:

By Mail

If you’d rather, you can print out the membership form and send it with a check made out to:

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County

110 S Johnson St, Ste 106
Woodstock, IL 60098-3259

Workplace Giving

EarthShareCheck with your personnel department. Defenders is a member of Earth Share of Illinois.

Thank you for your membership in the Defenders.

If you’re interested in a Business Membership, please CLICK HERE.

Your annual membership dues help to fund our county-wide programs and offer many benefits, including:

  • A network of environmental expertise.
  • Quarterly newsletter with timely articles and upcoming events.
  • Weekly eNews, an e-mail newsletter updating you on the latest local environmental news and events.
  • Invitations to members-only events.
  • The knowledge that you are playing an important part in preserving and protecting a healthy environment in McHenry County

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Call us with your questions at 815-338-0393 or drop us an email at

**Contributions and Memberships are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Thank you!

Preserve. Protect. Educate.