September Press Releases

Chris Wu CFC News, Press Releases

Get caught up on all the latest news regarding: Autumn Bird Hikes (9/13, 9/22, 10/13, 10/22, 11/3) CFC Youth Education Series – Acorns to Oaks (September 16) Ignite the Night – Cookout and Concert (September 30) Seed Harvesting Volunteers Needed (Sundays) CFC September Press Releases

CFC mourns loss of “conservation luminary,” Tom Vanderpoel

Annamarie CFC News

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 …

August Press Releases

Chris Wu CFC News, Press Releases

Get caught up on all the latest news regarding: CFC Youth Education Series – Butterflies on the Prairie (August 5) Fall Tree and Shrub Sale (August 1) Ignite the Night – Cookout and Concert (September 30) Summer Workday Volunteers Needed CFC August Press Releases

55 CFC volunteers march in 4th of July parade

Annamarie CFC News

Our float in the 4th of July parade featured the Super Sandhill Crane who thrives in Barrington’s Open Space.  Our Banner read … Nature’s Superheroes are Saved by CFC Volunteers Super heroes like: Smooth Green Snake; Super Camouflager – Invisible – Silent – Leaving No Trace Little Brown Bat; Super Insect Zapper – Flies by Sonar – Consumes 600 insects per HOUR Pale …

Barrington Greenway Initiative continues progress

Annamarie CFC News

Our recent collaborative efforts include: 3,000 Pennsylvania sedges planted at Cuba Road in the recently restored oak savanna. CFC volunteers, Lake County Forest Preserve and Barrington Middle School—Prairie Campus Planet Heroes Conservation Club worked together to plant the sedges. Wetland sedge plugs planted at Flint Creek Savanna by CFC volunteers and Friends of the Forest Preserves. Restoration, control and eradication …

Allison Sacerdote-Velat – Keynote Speaker for 2017 CFC Annual Mtg.

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CFC is pleased to announce Allison Sacerdote-Velat as our keynote speaker for the 46th Annual Meeting. Allison will be delivering a talk titled: “Smooth Greensnake Conservation in Chicago Wilderness”. For more info on the Annual Meeting, click here.     Allison’s Bio: Allison Sacerdote-Velat is currently the Curator of Herpetology at the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Previously …