Earth Day – Local Event

Citizens for Conservation Celebrates Earth Day

Are you looking for meaningful involvement for the earth? Barrington, Illinois based Citizens for Conservation (CFC) will offer two vital opportunities this coming Saturday, April 24th. City-dwellers welcome!

Help with Land Restoration. Here’s your chance to get your hands dirty as you join restoration volunteers to begin work on a newly purchased CFC property along the Flint Creek corridor in Lake Barrington.  All volunteers should meet at CFC headquarters, 459 West Hwy. 22 in Lake Barrington, the white farmhouse with a silo across from Good Shepherd Hospital.  Bring gloves, wear long pants and work shoes.  Carpools will leave for the work site at 9:00 a.m. and return at 11:00 a.m.

Learn About Rain Gardens. Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway. The Members of the CFC Community Education Committee will discuss the beautiful rain garden projects in their own Barrington area yards. Learn how simple it is to build your own low maintenance rain garden. Coffee at 9:00 a.m; program runs from 9:30 to 10:30, after which participants will have an opportunity to visit the library’s rain garden and learn about its construction by Flint Creek Watershed Partnership.  RSVP: CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283).  

More about CFC.

Mission: “Saving Living Space for Living Things” through protection, restoration and stewardship of land, conservation of natural resources, and education.

CFC doesn’t just hold land; they actively restore it, putting back in place the full biodiversity that once covered northeast Illinois. A member of Chicago Wilderness, the IL Environmental Council, Healthier Barrington Project, the Chicago Region Land Conservation Coalition, the Flint Creek Watershed Partnership, and the Land Trust Alliance (LTA); they also meet the LTA Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust.

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