Concert For Conservation 2017 Event and Ticketing Information

BACT’s annual fundraising event, Concert for Conservation, is right around the corner.  Join us on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm for this magical outdoor concert event at Under the Tall Oaks in Barrington HillsPack a delectable picnic and your favorite blanket & lawn chairs and relax in an atmosphere of live music and the outdoors with family and friends.

Musical entertainment will begin with Pat McKillen, local singer and songwriter and continue with a performance by the Don Cagen Orchestra.  

All roads lead to our exciting concert venue, so this year we will be offering a free “Toodle Through The Countryside” map for those of you interested in taking a drive past all of our beautiful preserves on your way to our event.  Check back here for more information and updates on this event and about how to acquire a “Toodle Through The Countryside” map.  

Tickets for the concert are $85 per person 18 yrs. and older.  Children 17 and under are welcome at no charge.


Concert for Conservation Ticket

We Welcome Our 2017 Summer Interns

Our first group of 2017 interns began their work today!  Susan Lenz our Director of Community Engagement is planning and supervising this program this year.

She had the interns begin their day by planting milkweed and will have them participating in stream monitoring later in the week.  Please check back here and on our Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter this week for updates on the progress these students are making.

Summer Is Here And Eagle Scout Projects Are Underway

We have several Boy Scouts working on their Eagle Scout projects this summer.  They are doing this under the direction of our uber volunteer Anne Hay. Anne first
became involved in scouting when her boys belonged to the Queens Scouts in England. She helped out again when her boys joined Boy Scouts here in the States.  She is currently supervising 3 scouts with 3 different projects working on their Eagle Scout badge.
Jack Rose– Working at Pederson Preserve moving native plants to make a potential bike parking area.
Nick Foster – Working at Barcley Woods clearing buckthorn to extend a walking trail.
Chris Chien– Working on installing a fire pit and building benches at Far Field for use at BACT events.
 Many thanks to Anne and the scouts for all their hard work!
For more information on our Eagle Scout programs, to volunteer or to donate, please contact Emily at or visit our website at