Ignite the Night! 2022

This biennial event will be held the evening of October 8, 2022. Join us at this moonlight festival. Enjoy a delicious cookout dinner that includes beer and wine, live music and dancing under the stars, benefitting all we do.  Buy your tickets today!

Barrington Area Fall Bird Walks & Hikes 2022

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. Aug 26, 7:30 a.m. — Horizon Farm  (Old Sutton Road, north of HWY 62 /Algonquin Road) Sept 9, 7:30 a.m. — Crabtree …

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

“These Camp sessions have now been completed for 2022.  Watch this space for details on our 2023 programs.” 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 …

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. …

Spring Native Plant, Shrub & Tree Sale 2022

We are excited to return to an in-person sale again in 2022! In Person Members Only sale: Friday, May 6, 11 am – 6 pm Open to the Public: Saturday and Sunday, May 7 & 8, 9am – 3 pm Plant Sale online ordering closed on April 17th. Pick Up— Online Orders:  We have over 400 orders to distribute this year!  While …

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 …