13Oct
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Open Spaces Brief – October 2021

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                             Barrington Area Conservation Trust October 2021 OaktoberFest 2021 What a wonderful day immersed in nature! OaktoberFest came together beautifully - we forged ahead under partly cloudy skies (it never rained!) Volunteers planted 40 oak trees, 35 native shrubs, 2 witch hazels
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07Sep
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Open Spaces Newsletter – Fall 2021

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                             Barrington Area Conservation Trust News Fall 2021 What an amazing afternoon! Thank you to our incredible sponsors, vendors and guests for making this a day to remember! We can't wait to do it again in 2022!   A Note From Executive
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17Aug
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Open Space Brief – August 2021

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                             Barrington Area Conservation Trust August 2021 Join us at our 20th Anniversary Tartans for the Trust!   Saturday, August 28 3 - 7 pm Barrington Hills Park District Riding Center Event & Raffle Tickets are available now Visit BACTrust.org   THANK
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22Jul
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Open Space Brief – July 2021

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                             Barrington Area Conservation Trust July 2021 Oak savannahs were once common in the Midwest. Today, these ecosystems are endangered. Let's take a closer look at a BACT preserve featuring the restoration of these majestic trees! FAR FIELD NATURE PRESERVE   Savannah
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05Jul
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Open Spaces Newsletter – Summer 2021

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                                 Barrington Area Conservation Trust News Summer 2021   Welcome, Melissa!   Barrington Area Conservation Trust is proud to introduce our new Executive Director, Melissa Kinast, and her team!   Melissa Kinast joined BACT this summer as the new Executive
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05Jun
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Open Space Brief – June 2021

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                             Barrington Area Conservation Trust June 2021 June 5 is World Environment Day, a UN global initiative to reimagine, recreate and restore ecosystems around the world. Let's take a closer look at a BACT preserve featuring one of the rarest ecosystems in
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22Jun
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BACT’s 2020 Summer Internship

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For the 6th year, BACT  hosted a high school internship program, teaching and working with eager-to-learn students on our preserves.  Nine young people from three area high schools participated in the program, which we adapted for social distancing.  This year’s program included an online component for students to research daily themes that were introduced in the field. These
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04Mar
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Bringing Nature Home

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Ever wonder how to bring native wildflowers, grasses, trees and shrubs into your yard? BACT invited Dave Eubanks for a free community presentation on the subject. Dave is a landscape designer who works with landowners who desire the beauty and function of native plants. He explained the differences between prairie, woodland, and wetland plants, which
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14Jan
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Spotlight on Bob and Denise Krause

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At Barrington Area Conservation Trust, we are inspired by members of our community who are leaders in conservation and preservation of nature. Let us introduce you to Bob and Denise Krause, residents of Barrington Hills, whose commitment to protecting turtle populations and to restoring the natural habitat of their property sets an example for all
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