- On September 19, 2019
Barrington area residents of all ages came together at the Earth Day Celebration hosted by Barrington Area Conservation Trust on Monday, April 22 at Pederson Preserve.
Over 350 people participated, including nine BHS science classes, two businesses, the Leo Club students, the National Honor Society, Rotary Club members, families, grandparents, children, and many other community members. Together, these BACT volunteers worked to plant nearly 1000 wetland and flowering plants, remove buckthorn, and restore this exceptional natural area in our community.
The Barrington High School students walked to the Preserve to deliver plants they nurtured in the high school greenhouse and to take part in this conservation work. The Village of Barrington Hills generously provided oak saplings for participants to take home.
BACT also offers special thanks to the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, the Village of Barrington, PepsiCo Global R&D, and Barrington High School for sponsoring this event.