Volunteers log in 64 1/2 hours of service in 1 day

National Day of Service brings community together

Group picFFOn Monday, January 19, volunteers made a difference at Far Field Preserve in Barrington Hills, removing invasive buckthorn, honeysuckle, and barberry from the edge of a field that is being restored to a native oak savanna. Special thanks to Bob Lee for taking this photo and many more!

Currently planning our work day schedule for 2015, we’re looking for individuals, organizations, businesses, and congregations that would like to partner with us to accomplish great things. Please contact April Anderson or call (847) 387-3149 to learn more.

BACT | Great Oaks of Barrington Contest begins

Every oak matters Annamarietree

The BACT | Great Oaks of Barrington Contest recognizes people who care for our area’s precious oak trees – from those who plant oaks to those who clear out invasive species beneath our community’s long-lived sentinels – because we understand and value this ecosystem. Renowned ecologist and entomologist Doug Tallamy linked a single white oak tree to 534 species of moths and butterflies. To download an entry form, please click here. Please note: All entries must be received by Monday, March 2, 2015.

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BACT Annual Appeal

Because together we are BACT

BACT is a member-driven, Barrington-based 501(c)3 organization where everyone’s tax-deductible contribution works hard to preserve open space essential to our quality of life. The Annual Appeal provides the year-end convenience of joining BACT and reducing taxable income for 2014. Plus BACT membership is the perfect gift for the person who’s got it all.

Lou Flannery

Being surrounded by nature right where I live makes my heart sing. BACT helps private landowners bring conservation home. – Lou Flannery

I have been running, bicycling, and riding horses in the Barrington area for over 50 years – first with my children, and now with my grandchildren. Being in nature inspires me to do everything I can to preserve the land I love. – Elizabeth Corwith Bramsen

To learn more about the value of BACT to some of our members, see what a few of our board and staff members have to say.


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