Become a member

Membership in Citizens for Conservation

When you become a member, you are first and foremost joining a group of dedicated people who care deeply about the environment and sustainability of our ecosystem.

Your support makes a huge difference. As a member of Citizens for Conservation you are part of an organization that not only directly benefits you, but also your neighbors and the entire Barrington area community. Our members are partners in the acquisition and restoration of our land resources in the Barrington, Illinois area. Please join us and become a steward of our most valuable natural resource.

Sandhill Crane family at CFC Preserve. Photo: Stephen Barten

Benefits of membership:

In addition to protecting the health and beauty of local land for future generations, providing for native plants and animals and enhancing ecosystem services such as groundwater protection, flood and erosion control, and carbon storage, membership in CFC gives you these bonuses:

  • Discounts at CFC plant sales
  • Free admission to CFC educational programs
  • Invitation to CFC Annual Meeting and other events
  • Free quarterly newsletter

Annual Membership Levels

  • Student/Senior - $40.  Students must be currently enrolled; seniors are classified as 65+.
  • Individual - $50.  A one-person membership.
  • Family - $75.  Membership privileges apply to everyone in your immediate family.
  • Patron/Business - $100.  A CFC membership in your business' name!  Don't forget - membership is tax-deductible!
  • Steward - $250.
  • Guardian - $500.
  • Legacy - $1000.

It's easy to become a member! Just choose a payment option below.

* Please note: for both membership types (auto-renew or one-time), your credit card information is not stored by CFC or this site.


You can sign up now for automatic renewal each year of your membership. You may always cancel. A membership renewal notice will be sent to you approximately one month before your credit card or PayPal account is charged. The easiest way to keep your membership current and reduces paper use! Choose between credit card or PayPal payments:
Credit Card Payment (Yearly Auto-Renew)
PayPal Payment (Yearly Auto-Renew)

One-Time or Annual

You can sign up now for a one-year term membership. Or give a one-time gift membership to someone else. Near the end of your membership term we will send you a renewal letter. Choose between a credit card or PayPal payment:
Credit Card Payment (One-Time)
PayPal Payment (One-Time)