CFC ART SHOW DECEMBER 16th 2021

Citizens for Conservation Celebrates 50 Years! Thursday, December 16th 6:00 – 8:00 PM FREE, In-Person ( Donations Encouraged )Art Show to be Held at the Barrington White House–145 W Main St, Barrington This art show is the last event of Citizens of Conservation’s 50th anniversary year.  It will showcase the accomplished work of various CFC volunteers and members. The artists …

Thank you Grantors

CFC thanks these wonderful organizations who help us achieve our mission and deliver value to our community. Your help multiplies the benefit and work of our volunteers to help nature. Thank you.

Doing More Together – Partnership Projects

CFC partnered with six other conservation organizations to create the Barrington Greenway Initiative (BGI) to link 14,000 acres of quality habitat to support the natural migration of native plants and wildlife. Based on this positive experience and outcomes of doing more together, CFC has reached out to collaborate with various organizations for ecological based partnership projects. Working together has fostered …

Cancelled – Spring Native Plant Sale

The Spring Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale has been cancelled due to the ongoing restrictions and safety guidelines around COVID-19. We regret having to cancel this event but the safety of our dedicated volunteers, loyal customers and the greater community is our priority. We will be taking the following steps: · All online orders will be refunded. Information about …

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 …

Collaborative Permaculture Project

Citizens for Conservation and Smart Farm have begun a collaborative project to demonstrate the benefits of adopting permaculture practices in gardening and farming. Efforts include volunteers from both organizations working together collaboratively. The project also supports CFC’s Barrington Greenway Initiative (BGI) vision to link ecosystems. Permaculture is a design system that follows principals found in nature. It aims to create …

Two great events – 10/12

Seed collecting and Guided Fall Color Hike Part 1 – Enjoy being outside and help nature- collect native seeds, learn and make new friends. This is a favorite time of year for volunteering. Fun and family friendly. Meet at the CFC farmhouse, 459 IL Rt 22, across from Good Shepherd Hospital. We start at 9am and work until 11am, then …

Sunday work events added for Seed Season. Starting 9/1

Seeds wait for no one! So we’re adding an extra weekly workday to collect ripe seeds before they are gone. Depending on what’s ripe and ready to collect, we’ll be collecting and cleaning seeds every Sunday from 3:30 -5:00pm. This is a fun, easy work event – a true favorite of our volunteers. Come join the fun, learn and make …

Can you help?– it’s 4th Graders on the Prairie time!

Volunteer opportunities to help youth discover the wonder of nature around them. Want to help develop future stewards to help nature? Can you share 2 hours to help with this unique experience? You can make a difference and volunteer. Sign up by 9/2 to help. Contact: 847-381-5760 or [email protected] See info below. This program is an award-winning collaboration between Barrington …