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 …

BMO Harris holds productive workday at Citizens for Conservation

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On a steamy Wednesday morning in mid-June, 38 employees from the Barrington office of BMO Harris Bank showed up for one of Flint Creek Savanna’s most productive days ever, according to restoration director Tom Vanderpoel. Breaking into six work crews, each led by a CFC volunteer, the group planted 1,000-plus wetland plugs and 30 oak seedlings from acorns collected last …

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CFC Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale Sets New Records

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Citizens for Conservation’s  Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale set new records in Spring, 2015. According to plant sale chairman Ginger Underwood, gardeners from the greater Barrington area, many communities in Northern Illinois, the North Shore, suburbs south of Chicago, as far west as Rockford and from Wisconsin bought record numbers of native plants for their landscapes. “We sold 15,366 …

CFC Hosts Open Self-Guided Prairie Walk July 5

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Citizens for Conservation is hosting its second season of Interactive Self-Guided Prairie Walks at Flint Creek Savanna, located at CFC’s Headquarters, 459 W. Hwy 22 in Lake Barrington. The preserve is open free to the public the first Sunday afternoon of each month, July through September, 1:00-4:00 p.m. The walk on July 5 will feature wildflowers on the prairie. This …

Seining Class

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Citizens for Conservation Youth-Ed Class Seining Class Saturday, June 13  Citizens for Conservation, 1:00-4:30 p.m.  Join Tom Vanderpoel for a close look at native fish of Illinois. We will meet at CFC Headquarters, 459 W. Hwy 22 in Lake Barrington and drive to a local creek or lake to wade and capture fish using seines (nets). This is an exciting …

Citizens for Conservation Expands Its Flint Creek Savanna Preserve

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 19, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT:  Alberto Moriondo, Chairman, CFC Land Preservation Committee. 847.877.6886 Sixteen Acre Land Additions Protect Valuable Open Space Along Flint Creek LAKE BARRINGTON, IL – Citizens for Conservation (CFC), one of the oldest and most successful volunteer conservation groups in Illinois, today announced that it acquired a parcel of approximately thirteen acres located along …

Backyard Biodiversity

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We may not think of our gardens as hotbeds of biodiversity, but they can be! Jerome McDonnell hosts WBEZ radio’s “Worldview” program, and a world of biodiversity grows in his suburban yard. Citizens for Conservation recently designated his yard a “Habitat Corridor” of native plants and earth-friendly practices. On February 23, 2015, Jerome will talk to the Arlington Heights Garden …