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Barrington Greenway Initiative Volunteer Days

Dive deep into the wilds of Northwest Cook and Southwest Lake counties to restore the globally rare habitats of Barrington Greenway. Free and fun for all ages and experience levels!

COVID-19 Update: Barrington Greenway Initiative Stewardship Days are cancelled through April 2020. For more information, visit the Forest Preserves of Cook County website: https://fpdcc.com/, and the Lake County Forest Preserves District's website: https://www.lcfpd.org/.

January 2020 through December 2020
Select Saturday Volunteer Days in NW Cook County and SW Lake County.
9 AM to 12 PM, unless specified

Barrington Greenway Initiative
2020 Explore & Restore Workday Series
Participating Organizations:
Audubon Great Lakes
Bobolink Foundation
Citizens for Conservation
Forest Preserves of Cook County
Friends of the Forest Preserves
Lake County Forest Preserves
McHenry County Conservation District
   

2020 Explore & Restore Series

Prairie Ephemerals and Grassland Birds – Grigsby Prairie*
Saturday, June 6, 1-3pm - Cancelled
457 Oak Knoll Rd., Barrington, IL 60010
*RSVP – reservation required.

Sedge Planting at CFC – Craftsbury
Saturday, June 13, 9am-12pm - Cancelled 
459 IL-22, Barrington, IL 60010

Creek Seining @ CFC – Flint Creek Savanna
Sunday, July 19, 9am-12pm - Cancelled
459 IL-22, Barrington, IL 60010

Butterfly and Pollinator Hike – Grisgby Prairie*
Saturday, August 8, 1-3pm
457 Oak Knoll Rd., Barrington, IL 60010
*RSVP – reservation required.

CFC Seed Collecting Workday
Saturday, September 12, 9am-12pm
459 IL-22, Barrington, IL 60010

CFC Seed Collecting Workday
Saturday, October 10, 9am-12pm
459 IL-22, Barrington, IL 60010

Fall Color Hike at CFC*
Saturday, October 17, 1-3pm
459 IL-22, Barrington, IL 60010
*RSVP – reservation required.

Seed Collecting and Distribution at Spring Creek – The 160
Saturday, November 21, 9:30am-12pm
459 IL-22, Barrington, IL 60010

End of Year Celebration at Craftsbury
Saturday, December 12, 9am-12pm
459 IL-22, Barrington, IL 60010

For more information, contact: Daniel Suarez, Stewardship Program Manager, Audubon Great Lakes at daniel.suarez@audubon.org.

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