A huge selection of robust, hardy native plants will be available for purchase and knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.
Citizens For Conservation
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Advance orders are due April 15.
Citizens for Conservation will hold its 17th annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 9 am-3 p.m. A huge selection of robust, hardy native plants will be available for purchase and knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. Native plants provide many advantages for gardeners and the environment. They do not require fertilizers or pesticides which saves gardeners both time and money and is safer for all living things. In addition, their deep, fibrous root systems firmly anchor soil to help conserve water and prevent erosion. Once established, native plants do not require watering, but instead provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Gardeners can …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The property is located southeast of Cuba Road and N. Hart Road in Cuba Township
Citizens for Conservation (CFC), one of the oldest and most successful volunteer conservation groups in Illinois, today announced that it has received a donation of approximately 22 acres in honor of Art and Carol Rice from their children Art Rice III, Carol Bowditch, and Emily Douglass. The new property, located southeast of Cuba Road and N. Hart Road in Cuba Township, will be named Craftsbury Preserve in memory of the original 32-acre Craftsbury Farm Arthur L. Rice Jr. and his wife Carol purchased in 1955. Craftsbury Preserve is surrounded by large-lot developments and bordered on the north by the 8-acre Walk On Farm. The property has approximately twelve acres of uplands with remnants of sedge meadows and grasses and about ten acres …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Upper grades students participate in numerous service projects.
This year, Da Vinci Waldorf School sixth- through eighth-graders have been involved in three service projects. They volunteer with Citizens for Conservation, based in Barrington; Walk on Farm in Barrington, which provides equine assisted therapy; and at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center—the veteran’s hospital in North Chicago. “It’s very important for adolescents to feel a purpose, a place in the world—that they’re not just receiving from the world,” said eighth-grade teacher Kathy Matlin. The students have been removing buckthorn at Flint Creek Savanna South for Citizens for Conservation. The students service project at Walk on Farm involves cleaning horse stalls and grooming horses that are used in equine assisted …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Students removed buckthorn at Flint Creek Savanna South.
For the second time this year, as part of their curriculum, sixth through eighth grade students and teachers from Wauconda's Da Vinci Waldorf School provided an afternoon of service for Citizens for Conservation (CFC). On Nov. 9, once at CFC, the students remembered to find a pair of work gloves and were ready to carpool to Citizens for Conservation-owned Flint Creek Savanna South. There the students quickly and tirelessly began the removal of invasive multiflora rose and buckthorn. Recalling what they learned from their first service day, the students easily identified the invasives. After a short water break at the workday’s mid-way point, the students removed additional buckthorn and wild rose to make a pile roughly 10 feet by 10 feet…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Citizens for Conservation and Audubon Chicago Region sponsor the events.
Get out and enjoy fall migration with Barrington area naturalist Wendy Paulson. Bird walks are free and open to the public though spaces are limited and RSVPs are required. Good walking shoes are strongly recommended for these walks. Don’t forget your binoculars! Schedule: Sept. 10, 7:30 a.m. — Bakers Lake (parking lot on Highland Ave. south of Hillside Ave.) Sept. 28, 7:30 a.m. — Bakers Lake (parking lot on Highland Ave. south of Hillside Ave.) Oct. 19, 8 a.m. — Beese Park (meet at Beese Park, east end of Cornell Ave.) Please RSVP to: Janis Wesley (847) 328-1250 ext. 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how best to reach you should that be necessary.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The next meeting of the Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals is at 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 25; Debate wil continue on the plan for rezoning and a PUD at Rte. 12 and Old McHenry Road.
As public hearings on the controversial Dimucci property rezoning request continue, the opposition continues to build. The Citizens for Conservation (CFC), a Barrington-area environmental organization, published a statement last week opposing the Dimucci family request for rezoning 109 acres, from residential to commercial, at the southeast corner of Rte. 12 and Old McHenry Road. CFC concerns include loss of water storage, and possible flooding, in the Flint Creek Watershed. The Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will hold its second of several public hearings on the Dimucci request for rezoning and a Planned Unit Development (PUD), at 5 p.m., July 25, at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. The first ZBA hearing, held July 18, was …