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Barrington Village Hall

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200 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL 60010

January 2020

One Drop at a Time – Program

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL 60010
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Topic: Yard storm water management practices Speaker: Marcus de la fleur, landscape architect Marcus de la fleur will discuss the stunning appearance of sustainable storm water management at the residential scale. This includes the use of native prairie plants and resilient ecological landscaping practices including rain gardens and bioswales. He will also touch on the soils of the midwest, another important aspect in the development of sustainable landscapes. He has created pilot projects to demonstrate that garden aesthetics can be…

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February 2020

The Battle for Our Wetlands – Program

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL 60010
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Topic: Using native sedges to restore wetlands Speaker: Kevin Scheiwiller, Restoration Manager, Citizens for Conservation Kevin will discuss how to use warrior sedges to combat wetland invasives and rebuild a functioning sedge meadow. If you have ever attempted to take on wetland thugs such as reed canary grass, cattails, or phragmites you know how difficult your restoration efforts can be. He will also describe specific sedges that thrive in residential rain gardens.  Kevin has a degree in Environmental Science from…

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March 2020

Vanishing Edens: Biodiversity in a Changing World

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL 60010
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Topic: Current environmental pressures impact on local biodiversity Speaker: Michael Jeffords, Coauthor of Exploring Nature in Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie State Michael will discuss how current pressures affect the biodiversity of plants, pollinators and other wildlife that are interdependent and on which we depend. Michael is the retired education/outreach director for the Prairie Research Institute, Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) at the University of Illinois and was staff photographer for The Illinois Steward magazine. RSVP to 847-382-7283 or [email protected]

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April 2020

Living with Beavers – Program

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL 60010
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Topic: Insights and research on beavers Speaker: Chris Anchor, Senior Wildlife Biologist, Forest Preserve District of Cook County Chris will discuss his research on beavers in our area. Years of research contribute to his broad understanding of many wildlife species, making him the "got-to" person to provide extensive insight into wildlife behavior and habitats. He has been with the FPDCC since 1981 and in his current position since 1986. RSVP to 847-382-7283 or [email protected] Please provide your name, phone number & program…

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