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 …

Barrington Area Spring Bird Hikes

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Barrington Area Spring Bird Walks & Hikes Cosponsored by Audubon Chicago Region and Citizens for Conservation Get to know nearby nature with Barrington area naturalist Wendy Paulson Walks are free and open to the public though spaces are limited and RSVPs are required. Waterproof boots are strongly recommended for these hikes. Don’t forget your binoculars! April 4, 8 a.m.—Beese Park …

Winter 2016 Newsletter

Chris Wu CFC News, Newsletters

CFC’s Winter 2016 Newsletter is now available to download.   Looking for a back issue of our newsletter? Here’s a link to a selection of past CFC newsletters available to download as PDF!

Coal Tar Based Sealant: Implications for Human & Environmental Health

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  Coal tar-based sealcoat, or sealant, is a black liquid that is applied to asphalt pavement by commercial applicators or homeowners. It is marketed as protecting old paved surfaces and providing a glossy, restored appearance.  Sealcoat can be applied to residential driveways, tennis courts, playgrounds, parking lots, housing complex roads, schools and churches. The Problem: Coal tar-based sealants contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) • PAHs can be carcinogenic to …

Citizens for Conservation Celebrates Barrington’s 150th Birthday

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In celebration of Barrington’s Sesquicentennial year, CFC’s board of directors has set goals this year of 150 in many of our major functions. We intend to add 150 hours of restoration volunteer time to last year’s record-setting 3500 hours! CFC is committed to helping save an average of 150 acres of ecologically valuable land in the Barrington area per year …