BACT | Concert for Conservation fundraiser

Saturday, August 30, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Summertime Swing Promo

This year’s Concert for Conservation will be hosted at a beautiful estate in Barrington Hills. Let’s Dance!, an 18-piece concert band from Huntley, Illinois will perform classic swing melodies made famous by big bands such as: Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, as well as more modern jazz pop favorites, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra.

orchestra-on-the-lawnBring your friends, pack a picnic dinner, blanket or picnic chairs, and a beverage of your choice. We’ll help you get everything you need from your car to and from the venue! Participate in a brief, but exciting auction where you can bid on vacation accommodations in Paris and the Cayman Islands, as well as an item from a favorite local jeweler! One-of-a-kind gifts make bidding for auction items great fun!

Advance purchase of tickets is required. Tickets are $75.00 per person (a tax deductible donation) and are available either by check or credit card.


If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation to this fundraising event, donate here:

Movie & Sustainability Festival

 Thursday, August 28 6:30 pm – Dusk 

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See you there!


Learn how to create a backyard sanctuary

Sunday, September 21, 9:00 – 10:00 am


Enjoy an educational Conservation@Home presentation at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 337 Ridge Road, Barrington, Illinois with BACT executive director Lisa Woolford. Find out how your yard can provide valuable habitat for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife, while addressing problem areas and improving water quality. Read More »

Support the Conservation Easement Incentive Act

Conservation easements save land

The Conservation Easement Incentive Act will encourage more people to save land

The Conservation Easement Incentive Act needs your support to pass in the Senate. Contact Senator Dick Durbin (202) 224-2152 or and Mark Kirk (202) 224-2854 or to vote “yes” for this important legislation.

With the Conservation Easement Incentive Act:

+ the maximum deduction a donor can take for donating a conservation easement will rise from 30% of their adjusted gross income (AGI) to 50%

+ qualified farmers and ranchers will be able deduct up to 100% of their AGI Read More »

Northern Trust helps Pederson Preserve

NTgrouppic Seven energetic employees from Northern Trust came to Pederson Preserve on Thursday, August 7 to remove invasive plants threatening this local natural area. To learn more about how your company come out and make a difference, please call April at (847) 387-3149.