Seed Collection Season Has Started

We have additional volunteer opportunities starting this time of year. Along with the regularly scheduled Thursday and Saturday workdays, please join us on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00 throughout September and October to assist in this critically important—and valuable– conservation effort.    Meet at the farmhouse.  Please wear a mask. Bring your friends and neighbors.  Seed collecting is an activity that …

Barrington Area 2021 Fall Bird Walks & Hikes Announced

Barrington Area Bird Hikes for Late Summer and Fall Sponsored by Citizens for Conservation Track fall migration with Barrington naturalists Wendy Paulson, Barb Karon and Laura Simpson Walks are free and open to the public. But spaces are  limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED—SEE BELOW. Duration of walks is flexible, depending on weather, length of trail  and density of sightings. Participants …

Plant Sale Pick-up!

Pick up your Plant!:  Order pickup on September 11 from 9:00-3:00 at Freier Farm 23585 N. Kelsey Road, Lake Barrington IL—no need to pre-schedule.

RSVP for Volunteer Work Events

Reservations are no longer required to participate in our weekly work events. However, to facilitate planning for the day’s activities, Kevin would appreciate advance notice on the number of attendees.  Therefore, if you intend to join a workday, please email  [email protected] to let him know you will be attending. Feel free to wear a face mask, if that will make you …

Bird Walks CANCELLED until further notice

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC, IL State Governor, IL Dept. of Public Health and others, the Spring Bird Walks are CANCELLED until further notice. Updated status will be posted here and on social media as restrictions and recommendations change. Please check back for updates. Barrington Area Spring Bird Walks & Hikes 2020 Cosponsored by Audubon Great Lakes …

POSTPONED: 3/14 Vanishing Edens: Biodiversity in CHI

NOTE: As a precautionary response to coronavirus (COVID-19), CFC is postponing this program. It will not be held at this time. This decision is based on guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health, which cite social distancing and event cancellations as effective means for preventing the spread of disease. Please monitor this website and our social media channels for …

2020 Summer Interships – Application Opens

CFC is currently accepting applications for our 2020 summer intern program. This popular internship is a 10-week paid program for college students, in the environmental sciences, and one week paid program for high school students. Each program provides hands-on experience in restoration management methods and techniques. Many interns have gone on to successful careers in environmental fields. More info and …

1/18 One Drop at a Time – Program

Sustainable and beneficial storm water management practices for residential yards will be discussed at this 1/18/2020 educational session. Speaker is Marcus de la fleur, owner and landscape architect of de la fleur LLC in Chicago. He has contributed to the design and management of multiple sustainable projects including LEED registered or certified projects. More information, registration, location details HERE.

12/14 Brush Cutting & End of Year BGI Celebration at Hickory Grove Highlands, Cary

We invite you to a Wandering Workday being co-hosted by BGI collaborative partners and McHenry County Conservation District for the Barrington Greenway Initiative (BGI). Join in removing invasives, enjoying a nice bonfire, food, and sharing with new like-minded friends. BGI’s goal is to collaborate across jurisdictional boundaries to create unbroken, linked habitat corridors, increased biodiversity, and strengthened ecosystems all the …