Earth Day Celebration 2019

April 22, 2019 - 8:30 PM - 4:30 PM


    Join Barrington Area Conservation Trust in a conservation event that joins the entire community in celebrating Earth Week!  Local businesses, municipalities, foundations, students and families are coming together to honor Mother Nature and restore the Barrington area’s natural beauty.  Participants will plant native plants, clear buckthorn and help with habitat restoration.  Children are welcome! Crafts and educational opportunities will be available for those younger land stewards in the community.  BACT will provide free potted oak tree saplings to all attendees. 


    Date: Monday, April 22, 2019.    The event is ongoing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    (Rain date Monday, April 29, 2018. Please check after 5pm on Sunday, April 21 if rain looks imminent.)

    Location: Pederson Preserve directly across from Barrington High School (corner of Lake Cook and Hart Roads, Barrington, IL)

    Parking: PepsiCo front parking lot directly east of Pederson Preserve- follow signs


    Partners and Sponsors include:

    Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, Barrington High School, PepsiCo R&D, Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, Village of Barrington, Village of Barrington Hills


    For more information or to register, visit (click on Volunteer to register)


    Pederson Preserve is a 5.6-acre parcel of land adjacent to Flint Creek at the southwest corner of Lake Cook and Hart Roads. The preserve connects more than 20 acres of prairie and wetlands owned by PepsiCo Research and Development Technical Center to the east with another five-acre conservation easement held by BACT to the west. Approximately 1000 people access the site each year, 750 of which are Barrington High School students using the site as part of their classroom curriculum.  In addition to education and passive recreation, Pederson Preserve is a River Watch citizen science stream monitoring site.   Through this program, Flint Creek, which runs through the property, is assessed for water quality. High School students and teachers, volunteers from the community, and a variety of other groups have been restoring Pederson Preserve since 2011.

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