Butterflies on the Prairie – Youth Education on 8/6/16

Chris Wu Announcements, CFC News

August 6, 1:00-­3:00 p.m. at CFC Headquarters Join Citizens for Conservation for a butterfly tour at Flint Creek Savanna. We will discuss the life cycle of butterflies, butterflies we may see, and look for butterflies as we walk the trail. Each student will receive milkweed seeds to plant and a caterpillar to take home and release when it emerges from its chrysalis. Children …

CFC Participates in 4th of July Parade – A Community Celebration

Chris Wu Announcements, CFC News

By Gail Vanderpoel Citizens for Conservation had 28 participants in the Barrington 4th of July Parade this year. They included two young children, 7 high school students, and many CFC members. We began preparations with the help of 2 artistic high school students and the creative design of President Tom Crosh. We constructed a 10′-6″ long green snake with paper mache over plastic …

Earth Hour – Lights Out Celebration 3/19

Chris Wu Announcements

Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 700 cities and towns worldwide, and the …

Native Trees and Shrubs Presentation – 3/24

Chris Wu Announcements

Native Trees and Shrubs Thursday, March 24 Annamarie Lukes, Meredith Tucker, and Sarah Hoban, Citizens for Conservation As part of CFC’s Community Education series, we will be leading a discussion to help people decide on which trees and shrubs they should purchase at the upcoming Native Plant Sale in May. The meeting will take place at 7 pm on 3/24, at the …

CFC 2016 Calendar – Now On Sale!!

Chris Wu Announcements

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Citizens for Conservation, Jim Bodkin, with a team of volunteers providing assistance, created a “CFC 2016 Calendar” which illustrates the activities CFC volunteers perform to support its three-pronged mission statement of Protect, Educate, Restore.   More than pretty pictures of CFC properties, each month provides multiple images and text supporting a selected activity and displays one of …

Seed Mixing and Volunteer Appreciation Day

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With our gratitude and appreciation, Please join Citizens for Conservation and other restoration volunteers on Saturday, November 7 at CFC from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. for the annual Seed Mixing Day.   Meet at our headquarters building 459 W. IL Rt. 22, Lake Barrington, IL 60020. After the mixing activities, we will celebrate our volunteers’ help with a light buffet from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  RSVPs would …