Community Ed committee announces 2018 winter programs

Annamarie Announcements

Continuing with our tradition of offering insightful programs on aspects of creating habitat and earth-friendly yard practices, we have these exciting programs planned for 2018: Saturday, January 20, 2018 Barrington Area Birds — From Natural Areas to Your Backyard  Judy Pollock, Former Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon Chicago Region, Bird Conservation Consultant, Living Habitats The Barrington area is host to …

Fall bird walks with Wendy Paulson

Chris Wu Announcements, CFC News

Barrington Area Bird Hikes this Fall! Cosponsored by Audubon Great Lakes and Citizens for Conservation Get out and enjoy fall migration with Barrington area naturalist Wendy Paulson Walks are free and open to the public though spaces are limited and RSVPs are required. Good walking shoes are strongly recommended for these walks.  Don’t forget your binoculars! Schedule: *September 8, 7:30AM — …

*CANCELED* Tie Dye & Nature Art Class

Chris Wu Announcements

The Tie Die & Nature Art Class event that was scheduled for Saturday, October 14th has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact the CFC office at 847-382-SAVE.

Habitat Corridors volunteers help homeowners create earth-friendly landscapes

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Is your backyard a healthy habitat? Citizens for Conservation’s Habitat Corridors project encourages and assists local property owners in becoming more earth friendly in landscaping choices and maintenance practices. CFC volunteers visit home properties free of charge, identify existing native plants, and make recommendations for changes that are beneficial for wildlife, children and homeowners. Suggestions can range from adding specific …

Volunteers needed for CFC summer workdays

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Experienced and new volunteers of all ages are always welcome at Citizens for Conservation’s volunteer workdays. Volunteers work on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 – 11 a.m. Summer activities include cutting, digging or pulling non-native plants. Meet at CFC’s office, 459 W. Highway 22, Lake Barrington, across from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Bring work gloves, wear sturdy shoes, bring water …

Acorns to Oaks – youth ed event

Annamarie Announcements

Saturday September 16, 2017 1:00 – 3:00 pm Our oaks need help creating new generations of trees! Collect native acorns with CFC volunteers and learn why oak trees are such important natural resources. Elementary / Middle / High School students, $5 each, free to CFC members Click here to register.

CFC’s Fall Tree and Shrub Sale starts August 1

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Online ordering for Citizens for Conservation’s annual Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale begins Tuesday, August 1. Fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs, when roots can get established before winter’s cold weather. Native trees and shrubs provide the best choices of woody plants because they absorb storm water, can survive our extreme temperatures, don’t need fertilizer …

July Press Releases

Chris Wu Announcements, Press Releases

Get caught up on all the latest news regarding: CFC Youth Education Series – Seining Illinois Creeks (July 8) & Night Creatures (July 22) Fall Tree and Shrub Sale (August 1) Habitat Corridors – Free Landscape Consultations Summer Workday Volunteers Needed CFC July 2017 Press Releases