Barrington area residents of all ages came together at the Earth Day Celebration hosted by Barrington Area Conservation Trust on Monday, April 22 at Pederson Preserve. Over 350 people participated in planting nearly 1000 plants, removing buckthorn, and restoring this exceptional natural area in our community. Nine high school science classes walked to the Preserve during the school day to deliver plants they nurtured in the high school greenhouse and to take part in this conservation work. The Village of Barrington Hills generously provided oak saplings for participants to take home. BACT also offers special thanks to the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, the Village of Barrington, PepsiCo Global R&D, and Barrington High School for sponsoring this event.