Celebrate and love our land during Valentine’s Day week, February 12-16

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love our land weekFebruary is the month of love, and this year the Barrington Area Conservation Trust invites the community to celebrate the beautiful open spaces and landscape we enjoy during “Love Our Land” week, from February 12-16.
Each day will feature inspiring stories from local landowners who love their land, and BACT will offer different activities to celebrate our land and increase awareness of the work that BACT does to protect it.
  • Sunday, February 12 Love Our Land kicks off with our partner LL Bean at their store at the Arboretum. Come on over and visit!
  • Monday, February 13 – Love Our Land week features with stories from local landowners and a Teens4Green (Youth Advisory Board) fundraiser.
  • Tuesday, February 14 – Instead of flowers this Valentine’s Day, show your love for nature and donate $75 to BACT (only $50 for current members) and we’ll deliver a “Suet for Your Sweetie” right to your home (60010 zip code)! This cute, heart-shaped suet birdfeeder will feed lots of wildlife this winter and celebrate your love of the environment. More
  • Wednesday, February 15 – We will honor Freddie Pederson with an invitation-only reception at the Garlands to celebrate her generous donation that allowed BACT to purchase Pederson Preserve.
  • Thursday, February 16 – BACT will host an Open House reception at the White House for our volunteers and the community 3:00-5:00 pm. Everyone’s invited!

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift – A Suet for your Sweetie

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at-heart-bird-feederInstead of flowers this Valentine’s Day, donate $75 to BACT ($50 for members) and we’ll deliver a “Suet for Your Sweetie” right to an address in the 60010 zip code! This cute, heart-shaped suet birdfeeder will feed lots of wildlife this winter and celebrate your love of the environment. For and extra $10, you can have a suet shipped anywhere in the U.S. It includes a note from you. More

What do we do?

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Preserving open space and the vital natural resources that impact the entire region is an important part of the work we do at Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT).

Through coWork Day Group Apr 2015-1nservation easements, heritage corridors, and community focused programs BACT works to protect our rural heritage and the environmental health of our entire region.

Did you know that the Barrington area lies in the Upper Fox River watershed?  This means that most of the rainwater that falls in our area flows into the Fox River.  From there, water flows west and south into the Illinois River, then into the Mississippi River and finally, into the Gulf of Mexico.   As you can see, what enters our water from our land impacts many.  Through water we are all connected.

BACT is acting to address the growing concern about our local and global water resources by offering support in your yard, in our community, and in the classroom.

The Conservation@Home, Conservation@Work, and Conservation@School programs bring education and tools to area residents, employees, and students to help apply conservation principles to their own landscapes.

Interested in joining our efforts?  Sign up for an upcoming work day, plan to attend an event, or make a financial donation.

Together we can continue the important work of protecting the open space heritage of our community and our region and positively impact the environment.