March Press Releases

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Get caught up on all the latest news regarding: Community Education Series – Benefits of Native Shrubs CFC Youth Education Series – Bird Rehab Center Tour CFC Native Plant Sale CFC Native Garden Program Wendy Paulson Bird Walks Habitat Corridors CFC Winter Workdays CFC March 2017 Press Releases

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 …

CFC Continues Winter Workdays

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BARRINGTON, IL – February 1, 2017 – Citizens for Conservation will continue its winter schedule of volunteer workdays through March. Volunteers cut brush on Thursday and Saturdays from 9 – 11 a.m. Experienced and new volunteers of all ages are always welcome. Meet at CFC’s office, 459 W. Highway 22, Lake Barrington, across from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Bring work …

Habitat Corridors Volunteers Help Homeowners Create Earth-friendly Landscapes

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BARRINGTON, IL – February 1, 2017 – 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 …

CFC Community Education Series Digs Into Soil

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BARRINGTON, IL – February 1, 2017 – Plants are only as healthy as the soil in which they grow. “Living Soils,” the second program in Citizens for Conservation’s 2017 Community Education program series, will examine the importance of healthy soil to native plants and vegetable gardens. The program will be Saturday, February 11, at Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough …

Donation Expands Flint Creek Preserve

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT: Alberto Moriondo, Chairman, CFC Land Preservation Committee. 847.877.6886   Citizens for Conservation continues expansion of its Flint Creek Savanna Preserve Receives valuable donation from the Kainz family of the Onion Pub & Brewery   LAKE BARRINGTON, IL – Citizens for Conservation (CFC), one of the oldest and most successful volunteer conservation groups …

Seining Class Hauls it In

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Saturday, June 13 Citizens for Conservation held their yearly seining trip. This year our fish expert, Tom Vanderpoel, took us wading in the Des Plaines River near Libertyville. 11 children and their parents along with 3 CFC youth Education volunteers helped drag nets through the river to see what fish are swimming there. We caught 6 varieties of fish: largemouth …

Citizens for Conservation Presents Beginning Naturalists Camp

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June 8-12, Citizens for Conservation Youth Education Committee presented a camp for 4 and 5-year-olds to learn about nature. The camp was held at CFC’s headquarters at Flint Creek Savanna in Barrington. Topics for discovery included plants, insects, birds, water, and mammals. Each day the children walked the trails observing different aspects of the environment. Other activities included building homes …