Ignite the Night — save the date

Annamarie Announcements, CFC News

The Ignite the Night event will be held Saturday, September 30, at 5 p.m. rain or shine at the Spring Creek Forest Preserve and the Barrington Hills Park District, 361 Bateman Road in Barrington Hills. Dave Anderson and the I-Lights, with Henry Heine and Dana Underwood, will provide music; a cookout will feature wood-fired pizza, hot dogs, brats, salads and home-baked …

Fall bird walks with Wendy Paulson

Chris Wu Announcements, CFC News

Barrington Area Bird Hikes this Fall! Cosponsored by Audubon Great Lakes and Citizens for Conservation Get out and enjoy fall migration with Barrington area naturalist Wendy Paulson Walks are free and open to the public though spaces are limited and RSVPs are required. Good walking shoes are strongly recommended for these walks.  Don’t forget your binoculars! Schedule: *September 8, 7:30AM — …

CFC mourns loss of “conservation luminary,” Tom Vanderpoel

Annamarie Announcements

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 …

August Press Releases

Chris Wu CFC News, Press Releases

Get caught up on all the latest news regarding: CFC Youth Education Series – Butterflies on the Prairie (August 5) Fall Tree and Shrub Sale (August 1) Ignite the Night – Cookout and Concert (September 30) Summer Workday Volunteers Needed CFC August Press Releases

55 CFC volunteers march in 4th of July parade

Annamarie CFC News

Our float in the 4th of July parade featured the Super Sandhill Crane who thrives in Barrington’s Open Space.  Our Banner read … Nature’s Superheroes are Saved by CFC Volunteers Super heroes like: Smooth Green Snake; Super Camouflager – Invisible – Silent – Leaving No Trace Little Brown Bat; Super Insect Zapper – Flies by Sonar – Consumes 600 insects per HOUR Pale …

Barrington Greenway Initiative continues progress

Annamarie CFC News

Our recent collaborative efforts include: 3,000 Pennsylvania sedges planted at Cuba Road in the recently restored oak savanna. CFC volunteers, Lake County Forest Preserve and Barrington Middle School—Prairie Campus Planet Heroes Conservation Club worked together to plant the sedges. Wetland sedge plugs planted at Flint Creek Savanna by CFC volunteers and Friends of the Forest Preserves. Restoration, control and eradication …