Citizens for Conservation Celebrates Flint Creek Savanna’s 25th Anniversary

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On a beautiful September Saturday, community members of all ages gathered to celebrate the vision and success that is now Citizens for Conservation’s award winning Flint Creek Savanna, a 131-acre nature preserve abundant with native plant and animal life.  Restoration volunteers gathered for an appreciation breakfast before their regular workday and all was in order when Village of Lake Barrington …

Native Plant Sale a Flourishing Success

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CFC’s 17th annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale, held May 4-5th, is now in the record books. Some 15,385 forbs (flowering plants such as queen of the prairie, blood root, butterfly weed, red trillium and spiderwort), grasses and ferns were purchased by gardeners along with 217 shrubs and trees. Knowledgeable CFC volunteers,and successful native gardeners, were at the sale …

Community Ed Receives BACF Grant

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Barrington Area Community Foundation (BACF) has provided $1500 in seed money to CFC’s Community Education Committee to help develop its new Habitat Corridors initiative. This innovative new program is in keeping with CFC’s vision and its efforts to acquire and restore contiguous land. The goal is to create habitat for native birds and other struggling plant and animal species. We …

CFC Receives Award

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CFC receives native landscaping award   CFC recently received a 2011 Conservation and Native Landscaping Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Chicago Wilderness. The award, presented December 7, honored CFC for its Flint Creek Savanna restoration. The award recognizes “sites that are exemplary in the use of native landscaping, ecosystem restoration and protection, and/or conservation design. These practices create and …