Encouraging Environmentally Sound Landscape Practices
Conservation@Home Cook County recognizes and certifies properties that demonstrate environmentally sound landscape practices. Through the Conservation@Home certification program, residents of Cook County have the opportunity to shape their private and community landscapes in a conservation-minded way with guidance and criteria provided for them. Below you will find criteria for homes, schools and community settings.
This program is brought to you by the partnership of Forest Preserves of Cook County and University of Illinois Extension.
Cook County Yard Certification Process
For a one-time fee of $50, certified home gardeners will receive a Conservation@Home sign to post in their yard, a subscription to our seasonal newsletter, and early notifications/discounts during native plants sales. *Fee waivers are available for those with financial need.
We've organized our resources into several topical themes to help you implement a sustainable landscape. Our resource collection represents best practices based on research-driven information.