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 — …

CFC mourns loss of “conservation luminary,” Tom Vanderpoel

Annamarie Announcements

It is with great sorrow that Citizens for Conservation announces the passing of Tom Vanderpoel, head of restoration for CFC. He died Tuesday, August 8 in Barrington. Tom, 66, who also served on CFC’s board of directors, was active in the organization for nearly 40 years. He led CFC’s work in restoring and preserving more than 3,500 acres of natural …

Ignite the Night — save the date

Annamarie Announcements, CFC News

The Ignite the Night event will be held Saturday, September 30, at 5 p.m. rain or shine at the Spring Creek Forest Preserve and the Barrington Hills Park District, 361 Bateman Road in Barrington Hills. Dave Anderson and the I-Lights, with Henry Heine and Dana Underwood, will provide music; a cookout will feature wood-fired pizza, hot dogs, brats, salads and home-baked …

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 …

CFC’s Fall Tree and Shrub Sale starts August 1

cfc_admin Announcements

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

May Press Releases

Chris Wu Announcements, Press Releases

Get caught up on all the latest news regarding: CFC Plant Sale May 6-7 CFC Youth Education Series – Astronomy, Seining, Naturalists Camp Wendy Paulson Bird Walks Habitat Corridors CFC May 2017 Press Releases