Advocacy in Illinois

Learn about conservation efforts in Illinois, and encourage lawmakers to pass policies that support water quality and pollinator habitat. Join Trees Forever & partners at the Illinois Capitol:

Illinois Ag Day
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The Illinois Agriculture Legislative Day is an opportunity to talk about promoting environmental stewardship. Click here for more details about the day, and come to our display to learn about how to get involved with Trees Forever.

Conservation Districts Legislative Day
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.    


For Conservation Districts Legislative Day, Trees Forever and the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) will talk with lawmakers about conservation policies.


For more information, please contact Debbie Fluegel at 309-614-0095 or Barb Grabner-Kerns at 217-561-1062.


Celebrating 15 Years of Buffers in Illinois!
Since 2001, Trees Forever and our partners have protected 52 miles of streams in Illinois. We've had more than 220 projects on Illinois farms and public lands. Together we planted more than 4,000 acres of buffers and more than 914,000 trees and shrubs. We continue with a focus on pollinator habitat and water quality. Celebrate with this milestone with us by attending one of our 15 events this year! Our first event is Illinois Ag Day. More details to come about additional events.

Did you know?

  • Illinois forest-based earnings exceed $4.5 billion annually.

  • Forest-based employment exceeds 68,000 workers and contributes nearly $30 billion in annual sales to Illinois’ economy.

  • More than $550 million is spent on recreational fishing and $150 million on hunting each year.


Learn more about pollinators.