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 …

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.

Spring Creek Seed Distribution

Join in to help improve this special habitat for birds, wildlife and people at Spring Creek Preserve. We will be collecting native seeds, adding them to barrels of specially mixed seeds and then sowing the seeds. Saturday 11/09, 9am – noon. Meet at the CFC Farmhouse to carpool or at the Penny Road Pond parking lot: Penny Road between Healy …

10/26 Training – Audubon Bird Count

Recent articles reported that bird populations in North America have decreased by 3 billion birds, 29%, since 1970. How do we know this? Thanks to decades of volunteer citizen scientist birders doing annual coordinated bird counts. Bird populations shifts are an indication of the health of ecosystems and impacts on nature over time. Check out the shift of your favorite …

Fall Color Hike at Flint Creek Savanna

Leader: Jim Vanderpoel Announcement Dive deep into the wilds of Northwest Cook/Southwest Lake counties with the Barrington Greenway Initiative’s Explore and Restore series coming to a forest preserve near you! Northwest Cook and Southwest Lake counties contain over 16,000 acres of forest preserves, one of the highest concentrations of publicly owned lands in the region. These forest preserves, among the …

Live Owl Presentation 10/1

Mark Your Calendar! On Tuesday, October 1st at 7 pm Mark Spreyer will present live owls and other raptors at the Garlands in Barrington. Learn about these amazing birds and Mark’s work at Stillman Nature Center. Program is free to the public Sponsored By: Field and Flower Garden Club, Citizens for Conservation, and South Barrington Garden Club

Native Seed Collecting Party! 9/14

Join in this BGI (Barrington Greenway Initative) important event. Help collect native plant seeds that will be added to special mixes for our local areas. Seed mixes are sowed back and also shared with other preserves to increase habitat diversity. Easy activity, fun and a huge benefit for nature. Meet at the CFC Farmhouse, September 14th, 9:00am – noon.

Grassy Lake Sedge Meadow – Wetland Planting

Come help continue the important plantings at Grassy Lake Sedge Meadow restoration. Two hour event, 9am-11am on Saturday 7/13. Meet at the CFC Farmhouse to carpool or at the Lake Barrington Village Hall Office parking lot (23860 N Old Barrington Rd, Lake Barrington). Wear boots and bring work gloves (to play in the water)! All ages and levels of experience …