Bird Counts – 2017 Barrington Area Bird Hikes

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Barrington area naturalist Wendy Paulson led bird watching hikes again this year. Enthusiastic participants observed 107 species and 2,499 birds during hikes on 10 dates and 7 preserve locations. A full list is shown below. These popular hikes fill to capacity quickly. Participants learn about unique bird behaviors and habitats as Wendy shares her extensive knowledge and passion about wildlife. …

Natural History Society of Barrington disbands organization

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Cultivating conservation achievements for 72 years: Natural History Society of Barrington disbands organization On November 16, the long-standing Natural History Society of Barrington formally ended its existence, yet celebrated its long, proud history of conservation achievements.  The Society also ensured that its investments in conservation would live on by transferring its assets to Citizens for Conservation. “While it is sad …

Community Ed committee announces 2018 winter programs

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Continuing with our tradition of offering insightful programs on aspects of creating habitat and earth-friendly yard practices, we have these exciting programs planned for 2018: Saturday, January 20, 2018 Barrington Area Birds — From Natural Areas to Your Backyard  Judy Pollock, Former Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon Chicago Region, Bird Conservation Consultant, Living Habitats The Barrington area is host to …

November is All About SEEDS!

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A Magical Mixing Party – Native Seeds for Future Open Spaces Coming into CFC on Saturday, November 4, it certainly looked like someone was having a party. In spite of rain and cool temperatures the parking lot was overflowing with cars and the air was filled with laughter coming from the seed barn. The scene inside was a party with …

September Press Releases

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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

*CANCELED* Tie Dye & Nature Art Class

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The Tie Die & Nature Art Class event that was scheduled for Saturday, October 14th has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact the CFC office at 847-382-SAVE.

CFC mourns loss of “conservation luminary,” Tom Vanderpoel

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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 …

Habitat Corridors volunteers help homeowners create earth-friendly landscapes

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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 can range from adding specific …

Volunteers needed for CFC summer workdays

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Experienced and new volunteers of all ages are always welcome at Citizens for Conservation’s volunteer workdays. Volunteers work on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 – 11 a.m. Summer activities include cutting, digging or pulling non-native plants. Meet at CFC’s office, 459 W. Highway 22, Lake Barrington, across from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Bring work gloves, wear sturdy shoes, bring water …