Native Plant Sale – 1st weekend in May

Our annual Native Plant Sale will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, 9am-3pm at the barn at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Online ordering begins March 1 and ends April 10. Friday May 4th from 11am-6pm is pre-order pick-up day. You can pick up the plants you ordered online and shop for more plants. CFC members are welcome to …

Barrington Greenway Initiative Explore & Restore Series

Dive deep into the wilds of NW Cook & SW Lake counties to restore globally rare habitats of the Barrington Greenway. All events begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 — Grassy Lake Brushcutting — Lake Barrington Village Hall, 23860 N Old Barrington Rd, Barrington, IL 60010 Saturday, April 28, 2018 — Sedge Planting — Penny …

Community Ed 2018 winter programs

Saturday March 17, 2018 Selecting Native Plants That Thrive in Wet Locations Meredith C. Tucker, naturalist and Chair of CFC’s Habitat Corridors program Meredith Tucker discusses planting in moist areas and shows us plants in local yards that are thriving and helping to soak up standing water. She will include examples of native trees, shrubs, forbs (flowers) and sedges. Saturday, April …

CFC offering paid internships for Summer 2018

Citizens for Conservation provides college students majoring in the environmental sciences a hands-on learning experience through our summer internship program. For a ten-week period beginning in late May, our interns actively participate in the ongoing restoration of CFC properties. Activities include planting native sedge/forbs, seed gathering, weeding, brush cutting and removal of invasive species. Interns take part in innovative restoration techniques …

November is All About SEEDS!

A Magical Mixing Party – Native Seeds for Future Open Spaces Coming into CFC on Saturday, November 4, it certainly looked like someone was having a party. In spite of rain and cool temperatures the parking lot was overflowing with cars and the air was filled with laughter coming from the seed barn. The scene inside was a party with …

Fall bird walks with Wendy Paulson

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 — …

*CANCELED* Tie Dye & Nature Art Class

The Tie Die & Nature Art Class event that was scheduled for Saturday, October 14th has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact the CFC office at 847-382-SAVE.

Habitat Corridors volunteers help homeowners create earth-friendly landscapes

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

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 …

Acorns to Oaks – youth ed event

Saturday September 16, 2017 1:00 – 3:00 pm Our oaks need help creating new generations of trees! Collect native acorns with CFC volunteers and learn why oak trees are such important natural resources. Elementary / Middle / High School students, $5 each, free to CFC members Click here to register.