Add A Little Prairie to Your Garden

Saturday, February 26th at 10:00 -11:30am Author Cindy Crosby Include native Illinois prairie plants in your garden and watch pollinators arrive! Native prairie plants can make a ho-hum garden intriguing and exciting. Learn what Illinois native plant prairie plants work well in a home garden and how to choose the best plants for your location. Cindy Crosby is the author, …

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.

50 FEST – Oct 9th, tickets & info

50 FEST – Community Celebration of CFC’s 50th Anniversary – Fun for everyone! BIG TENT EVENT with: Fun, food, beverages, live band, guided tours, nature scavenger hunts, games, crafts, bird conservation presentation, helpful take-home information on how you can help nature, and much more. There will be something for everyone! Oct 9th | 2pm – 6pm Flint Creek Preserve & Smith …

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 …

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the core of CFC’s success. There are many areas to volunteer and help. Restoration volunteers work year-round on CFC land to cut brush, restore native plants, and sow and collect native seed. But volunteers also work in many other areas that support CFC’s mission, including education, fundraising, wildlife monitoring, office activities and special events. Contact us to offer …