22Jun

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

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

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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04Dec

BACT’s Conservation@School Program at BHS

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The mission of BACT’s Conservation@School is to provide the opportunity for high school students to engage in the environment through a variety of experiences including classroom programs, hands-on fieldwork, career exploration, internships, and extracurricular activities.  Our Conservation@School coordinator, Navraaz Basati(Raaz) has been busy this fall at Barrington High School inspiring our future environmental stewards. In
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25Nov

New signs at Pederson Preserve

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Take in the view at Pederson Preserve! The entire community will enjoy the new educational signs made possible by a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.
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08Oct

2019 October Fest

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Over 150 community members joined BACT for a beautiful Oaktober Fest family planting day at Far Field Nature Preserve located at the corner of Lake Cook and Old Sutton Roads in Barrington Hills.  For this 4th annual Oaktober Fest, participants planted 75 native trees and shrubs on the northern edge of the property and enjoyed
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02Oct

BACT Spotlight: Robert McGinley

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In 2003, the McGinley family found a way to protect the land they love by creating the largest permanent land preservation easement in the state of Illinois, supported by the Barrington Area Conservation Trust. Robert McGinley grew up in the Barrington area on his family’s 400+ acre “Horizon Farms” property where he gained an appreciation
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19Sep

Barrington Area Conservation Trust “Tartans for the Trust”

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Date: August 31, 2019 Place: Barrington Hills Park District Riding Center Time: 3-7 pm Committee: Chrissie Mena, Julie Linnekin, Judy Gibbons, Caroline Milne, Jenne Lennon Events Committee at BACT (board members): Matt Vondra, Meghan Norton, Cindy Galley, Karen Trzaska, Jan Nestrud, Jennifer Lucas Mission: The mission of the Barrington Area Conservation Trust is to preserve
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19Sep

Conservation Organizations Awarded BACF Grant to Develop Educational Resources

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Three Barrington area conservation organizations will collaborate to help Barrington-area residents protect local water sources, thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Barrington Area Community Foundation.  Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watersheds Partnership (FC/SCWP), Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT) and Citizens for Conservation (CFC) will work together to create restoration demonstration areas, educational activities, native planting instructions,
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