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January 2021

Far Field Workday

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Far Field Nature Preserve, Lake Cook & Old Sutton Road
Barrington, IL 60010 United States

We look forward to working with you.  We ask you to wear a mask, and we will maintain safety protocols.  Because we will be working outdoors, we encourage you to wear long sleeves and pants, sturdy close-toe shoes, and gloves if possible.  We also encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle.   Please check the website www.bactrust.org for any weather-related updates, and you are welcome to email us with any questions or concerns. Below is the link to our Far Field

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February 2021

Workday at Far Field

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Far Field Nature Preserve, Lake Cook & Old Sutton Road
Barrington, IL 60010 United States

We look forward to working with you.  We ask you to wear a mask, and we will maintain safety protocols.  Because we will be working outdoors, we encourage you to wear long sleeves and pants, sturdy close-toe shoes, and gloves if possible.  We also encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle.   Please check the website www.bactrust.org for any weather-related updates, and you are welcome to email us with any questions or concerns. Below is the link to our Far Field

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March 2021

Workday at Pederson Preserve

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Pederson Preserve, 42°09'14.5"N 88°09'02.7"W
Barrington, IL 60010 United States

We look forward to working with you.  We ask you to wear a mask, and we will maintain safety protocols.  Because we will be working outdoors, we encourage you to wear long sleeves and pants, sturdy close-toe shoes, and gloves if possible.  We also encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle.   Please check the website www.bactrust.org for any weather-related updates, and you are welcome to email us with any questions or concerns. Pederson Preserve is located across from Barrington High

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Workday at Far Field

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Far Field Nature Preserve, Lake Cook & Old Sutton Road
Barrington, IL 60010 United States

We will have 2 different activities, roadside garbage clean up and buckthorn removal. We look forward to working with you.  We ask you to wear a mask, and we will maintain safety protocols.  Because we will be working outdoors, we encourage you to wear long sleeves and pants, sturdy close-toe shoes, and gloves if possible.  We also encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle. Please check the website www.bactrust.org for any weather-related updates, and you are welcome to email us with

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April 2021

Go Native in Your Backyard (Zoom Presentation)

April 8 @ 7:00 pm CDT
Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010 United States

Explore the beauty and function of native plants, in collaboration with Barrington Area Library. Environmental Restoration Specialist David Eubanks has restored native ecologies with private landowners, Openlands, Cook County Forest Preserves, the City of Chicago, and the Lincoln Park Conservancy. He’ll share the different requirements of prairie, woodland, and wetland plants, and how to source and maintain the best native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees for your specific niche. Q & A to follow.

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Earth Day at Pederson Preserve

April 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
Pederson Preserve, 42.154020, -88.150744
Barrington, IL 60010 United States

#RestoreOurEarth Details for Earth Day at Pederson Preserve: We will be planting! Advance registration required (Click on register link).  Park at the Barrington High School.  Please dress for the weather.  Wear your mask ~ we will be social distancing. 

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June 2021

Work Day at Pederson Preserve

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Pederson Preserve, 42°09'14.5"N 88°09'02.7"W
Barrington, IL 60010 United States

The prescribed burn is done, Earth Day plants are in and the path has fresh mulch!  Join us as we overseed the remainder of the path on this work day. Because we will be working outdoors, we encourage you to wear long sleeves and pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes and gloves if possible.  We also encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle. Please wear a mask and we will maintain safety protocols.  Pederson Preserve is located on Lake Cook Road

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July 2021

Work Day at Pederson Preserve

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Pederson Preserve, 42°09'14.5"N 88°09'02.7"W
Barrington, IL 60010 United States

The dog days of summer are here - let's get out in the field and continue stewarding the land! Because we will be working outdoors, we encourage you to wear long sleeves and pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes and gloves if possible. We also encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle.   Pederson Preserve is located on Lake Cook Road across from Barrington High School. There is NO parking on the preserve. Please park in the parking lot at Barrington High

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August 2021

Work Day at Far Field Nature Preserve

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Far Field Nature Preserve, Lake Cook & Old Sutton Road
Barrington, IL 60010 United States

Your mission - should you choose to accept it - Invasive Eradication! We will be targeting Queen Anne's Lace, Thistle, Sweet Clover and more! Wear leather gloves if you have them - those thistle thorns are sharp! We will have rubberized gloves available. Because we will be working outdoors, we encourage you to wear long sleeves and pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes. We also encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle. We will provide a water cooler to refill from.

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Tartans for the Trust – 20th Anniversary

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Barrington Hills Park District Riding Center, 361 Bateman Road
Barrington Hills, IL 60010 United States

Let's Celebrate Barrington's Exceptional Open Spaces!          .                                       Live music plus activities for the whole family! Pack a picnic (or treat yourself to our on-site food options!), your favorite libation, lawn concert gear, and join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship! Featuring Barrington's own singer/songwriter Pat McKillen! Spirit and cider tastings by Mesh & Bone! Mini

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