Advocacy in Illinois

Learn about conservation efforts in Illinois and encourage lawmakers to pass policies that support water quality and pollinator habitat. Together let’s promote environmental stewardship and speak for Illinois’ trees.
Join us at one of the upcoming events at the Illinois State Capitol:
Association of Illinois Soil and Water (AISWCD) Conservation Day 
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Learn more about the event here.
Illinois Ag Day
Tuesday, March 3
Learn more about the event here.

Contact an Illinois Field Coordinator to learn how you can get involved:

Kevin Bennett phone: 618-954-0113
Debbie Fluegel phone: 309-613-0095.

We’ve been planting trees in Illinois and working with Illinois landowners since 2001, and in 2020, we are celebrating planting our 1 Millionth tree!

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.