Friendship Village Restoration Workday


Herb Demmel of
Friendship Village

Friendship Village is a leading Chicago-area retirement community located in Schaumburg, IL.  Through the tireless efforts of resident Herb Demmel, the land next to Friendship Village, known as Sarah’s Grove, is being restored to its original oak woodland habitat. Herb served as chairman of the Land Stewardship Committee for nine years at Friendship Village. He volunteers his time clearing Sarah’s Grove of weeds, non-native plants and trees. In May 2016, BACT presented Herb with a Conservation@Home certificate for his work on Sarah’s Grove. (Click here for more information on Herb Demmel and his work.)

Join BACT and help Herb with his restoration efforts. On April 8, 12:00-3:00, we will gather at Sarah’s Grove, 350 Schaumburg, IL, and clear brush and remove non-native plants. Wear outdoor clothing and bring water. BACT will provide the tools, fun and snacks. Download Friendship Villages volunteer waiver form to participate and mail it to BACT, 145 W. Main St., Barrington, IL  60010 or bring it with the day of the event.

For questions or more information, contact Emily at or call
(847) 387-3149.

Monarch Waystation Order Forms Available Now


Monarch Waystation order forms are available now.  Download your form here.  Forms are due by May 1st. Happy planting!

Apply Now For Our Summer Internship Program


BACT Summer Interns Stream Monitoring in Flint Creek

Looking for something to do this summer?  Don’t miss out on this great internship opportunity.  We are now accepting applications for our summer internship program.  Applicants must be a current high school student, including incoming sophomores through seniors who graduate the spring immediately before the program.

Completed applications for either of our two sessions must be received by April 9th, 2018.  For more complete information, please click here.

Additional Summer Work and Internship Opportunities


We would like to pass along these other summer internship opportunities in the area.  Please follow the links to find out what other cool summer programs are available.

Jobs for youth!

The Forest Preserve of Cook County is offering the following:

  • See the “FPCC JOBS” attachment for; “Seasonal Youth Outdoor Ambassador Intern.”  March 11deadline. Use this link to apply:

The Friends of the Forest Preserves is offering the following: