Defending our environment since 1970


If you are a local official, restaurant or school please register to attend the McHenry County Sustainability Summit to join us in a county-wide conversation about how to make McHenry County more sustainable. http://sustainabilitysummit.eventbrite.com

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.