Donation Expands Flint Creek Preserve

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 in Illinois, today announced that it is expanding its Flint Creek Savanna preserve with a parcel of 4.5 acres of open space along Flint Creek. The parcel was donated by the Kainz family, owners of the Onion Pub & Brewery, and builds on CFC’s 2015 acquisition of more than ten acres of undeveloped land just south of this new parcel. With this latest addition, CFC’s Flint Creek Savanna preserve now extends to more than 151 acres.

“We continue to expand our award-winning Flint Creek Savanna preserve and are very grateful for the generosity of the Kainz family who are strong believers in conservation and saving open space,” said CFC’s Land Preservation Chairman Alberto Moriondo. “We are pleased to add this latest parcel of land along Flint Creek since it provides a buffer to protect that valuable natural resource. With each new parcel, we are closer to fulfilling our vision for Flint Creek Savanna to create a large greenbelt preserve along Flint Creek from our headquarters on Illinois Route 22 all the way to US Route 14. CFC volunteers will restore it to natural habitat and, in the process, will help protect this very critical water recharge area for the community.”

“We are very pleased to work with an organization like CFC that is a model for conservation stewardship in our community,” said Mike Kainz. “Our family is a big believer in conservation, and everything that we do at The Onion Pub and Brewery is centered around our Green Initiative, from the initial restoration of our 20-acre site to our energy efficiency, water reuse and recycling initiatives. By contributing this parcel of land to CFC, we are helping preserve Flint Creek and the rich ecosystem of natural species that have returned to this part of northern Illinois, thanks to the restoration initiatives conducted by CFC volunteers.”

Over the past decade, CFC has been successful in securing more than 125 acres of open space in the Barrington area by working with both private entities and local governments. With this new addition, CFC now owns more than 435 acres, and for the past 44 years has helped protect almost 3,500 acres in the Barrington area. CFC’s Land Preservation Committee believes that current market conditions remain favorable for land preservation and is committed to continuing its acquisition program in the coming months and years.


About Citizens for Conservation

Citizens for Conservation has been a leading environmental steward in the Barrington area for the last 44 years. Incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1971, CFC acquires and receives donations of land for preservation and restoration while also providing both adult and children’s education to local communities. Its cutting-edge restorations provide habitat for threatened species of plants and animals such as the sandhill crane, and its educational outreach provides residents with programs about native plants, water conservation, pollinators, coyotes, deer, and other subjects of local interest. Each day CFC volunteers live the organization’s mission of “Saving Living Space for Living Things,” through protection, restoration and stewardship of land, conservation of natural resources and education. For more information please visit