Advocacy in Illinois

Learn about conservation efforts in Illinois and encourage lawmakers to pass policies that support water quality and pollinator habitat.


Join us for Illinois Ag Day on Tuesday March 19, 2019.  


The Illinois Agriculture Legislative Day is an opportunity to talk about promoting environmental stewardship. Learn more about the event here.


If you would like to join us and get more involved in advocating for trees and natural areas, please contact Debbie Fluegel at 309-613-0095.


Since 2001, Trees Forever and our partners have protected more than 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. Our work continues with a focus on pollinator habitat and water quality.

Volunteers planting in Washington, Illinois following a November 2013 tornado.

Help us tell lawmakers about the importance of our woodlands and the work we do! Trees Forever is expanding planting efforts in Illinois and focusing on improving community forests--including areas recovering from natural disasters.

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.