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 …

Register Here – CFC’s 2022 Annual Meeting

This event will now be held virtually—on Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:00 PM Start  Click on this link to register http://bit.ly/CFC22AM .  There is no charge, but we need participants to pre-register.Registrants will be provided the event Zoom link the week prior to the event and a reminder the day before.  You should ensure you have the latest Zoom application software installed on whatever device …

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 …