Illinois Audubon Society Memberships

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Our members strengthen our organization. Their support enables us to continue our work protecting the diverse habitats of Illinois.

The Illinois Audubon Society was organized as an independent, statewide, educational and scientific organization, incorporated April 10, 1897 by the State of Illinois. We are the oldest nonprofit, conservation organization in Illinois. Our mission is “to promote the perpetuation and appreciation of native flora and fauna of Illinois and the habitats that support them.”

Fundamental to this end are the control of pollution, the conservation of energy and all natural resources, a sound ecological relationship between human populations and their environments, and the education and involvement of the public in such efforts.

A basic Illinois Audubon Society membership starts at $25 per year. Your membership extends to everyone residing at the address provided and is due annually on the first day of the month in which you join. Renewal notices are conveniently sent out each year a month before your annual due date or choose to go paperless and receive your renewal reminders by email. Members will receive quarterly issues of Illinois Audubon magazine and occasionally receive Sightings, our enewsletter.

Join a Chapter: There are Illinois Audubon Society Chapters across the state and membership in a local chapter is optional. Chapters provide field trips, programs and networking. Their newsletters and email updates will keep you informed about upcoming Chapter events. Chapter dues range from $5 to $10.

Gift Memberships: Help a special someone discover nature. Select a membership level, a local chapter (optional) and provide their name, address and email information during the checkout process. We will notify them of your thoughtful gift and welcome them to the Society.

Illinois Audubon Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Your membership is tax deductible as permissible by law except for the $15 fair market value of Illinois Audubon magazine included with your membership. Illinois Audubon Society will never rent or sell your personal information.