Administrative Director Search 

Citizens for Conservation is seeking an experienced, self-motivated individual to bring the administration of this volunteer-led not-for-profit conservation organization to a new level to implement the organization’s mission, vision and board approved strategic plan. We are looking for a detailed-oriented individual who provides a diverse perspective and organizational skills to the full-time position of Administrative Director.  The Administrative Director will …

BACF grant supports Wetlands Education Trail

CFC was recently awarded a grant of $3,750 from the Barrington Area Community Foundation (BACF) to begin phase one of the Wild Onion Wetland Trail project. This new trail will allow residents to be closer to nature and provide information on this “green” project happening in our community. The long-term goal of this Wild Onion Wetland Trail project is to …

2022 Membership Drive

If you are already a CFC member, we very much appreciate your historical support.  We remain steadfast in our goal to preserve and restore natural areas to protect vital habitat to improve our local environment.  We count on members like you to support these efforts, both financially and through volunteering.  We need your continuing help! Please Click Here to renew your …

Junior Naturalist Camp

Learn about nature all around you. Join CFC’s Youth Summer Camp. Hands-on experiences, learning, crafts, fun and new friends. Age-appropriate activities in small groups with high adult-to-camper ratio. Two age-specific camps offered. Kids will be wowed by exploring prairie, wetland, and savanna habitats while learning about native flowers, butterflies, birds, insects, mammals, aquatic creatures and more. Memories that will last …

Give Native Plants a Home

Saturday, April 23 I 10:00 -11:30Alicia Timm, Author, Chair of Citizens for Conservation’s Habitat Corridors Program. Learn how to identify the habitats in your yard and welcome the perfect native plants that will succeed in each. Just in time to determine which native plants to purchase at CFC’s Native Plant Sale! Alicia will also provide multiple regional resources. Bring the …

Barrington Area Spring Bird Walks & Hikes 2022
Sponsored by Citizens for Conservation

Track spring migration with Barrington naturalists Wendy Paulson, Barb Karon and Laura SimpsonWalks are free and open to the public. But spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Bring binoculars (and insect repellent if desired) and dress for the weather. June 6, 7:00 am. – Horizon Farm–Cook County’s newest Forest Preserve. This location offers easy walking on a paved road. …

Designing Your Native Plant Garden

Saturday, March 12 I 10:00 -11:30 Matt Hokanson, Owner Woods to Wetlands Matt will discuss elements of good garden design and share plant combinations for various settings. Learn about plants that will work in your yard and be ready to order and plant a great garden this spring! Matt is the owner of Woods to Wetlands, an ecological services company …

Raise-a-Pint

Join the fun and learning while you support CFC at The Wild Onion Brewery on Wednesdays in March. Each Wednesday CFC experts and stewards will share conservation tips you can use at home. There will also be theme-related raffles each week. The Wild Onion Brewery, in Lake Barrington, will donate $1 for each pint sold on Wednesdays during March. Invite a friend. …