Join us for our 2018 Concert for Conservation

Save the date for BACT’s Concert for Conservation on Saturday, August 25th, 2018.  Our concert will be held again, “Under the Tall Oaks” in Barrington Hills.  Gates will open at 3:00pm – 7:00pm.  This is a Ravinia-style picnic celebrating the rare and exceptional open spaces in the Barrington area.  Bring your wine, picnic and blanket and enjoy an afternoon celebrating conservation with the True Blue Band.  All ages are welcome!  Check out our auction items here!

Presenting sponsors: Bluestem Ecological Services and James and Elizabeth Bramsen.

This year we will kick off the concert by hosting the Countryside Car Tour.  Bring your cool car (or your regular car) to Ambrosia in the Foundry at 1:00 p.m. where car enthusiasts will meet and mingle with other car lovers before the concert.   Some refreshments will be served and then at 2:30 p.m. attendees will take a leisurely drive down country roads, past the picturesque properties BACT works so hard to protect.  This portion of the day is free.

Guest enjoying music, food and friends Photo Credit: Bob Lee

Purchase concert tickets by check: Member 18yrs. and older $85.00 per person/Non-Member 18 yrs. and older $90.00 per person.   Please mail to: BACT, 145 W. Main Street, Suite 201, Barrington, IL 60010

Purchase concert tickets by credit card:
Member 18yrs and older $85.00 + $2.50 processing fee = $87.50 per person
Non-Member 18yrs. and older $90.00 + 3.00 processing fee = $93.00 per person

Choose from our ticket options below.

Ticket Options


Volunteer Conservation Educator Opportunity

 School year is right around the corner.  Assist BACT’s Conservation@School Coordinator with school fieldwork experiences, internships and classroom presentations for high school students.

Click here for more details.  

Land Preservation and Conservation Easements

Join BACT and the Fox Valley Hound Heritage Foundation to better understand how conservation easements work as a land preservation tool for private landowners and how preserved open space increases land values in a community. Speaker Holley Groshek of the Equine Land Conservation Resource and Lou Harrison of Harrison and Held will share their expertise on horse related conservation easements and the tax benefits associated with conservation easements.

Order Your Native Perennials Now!

DID YOU KNOW……The fall season is a great opportunity to plant your native plants for next spring.  The Barrington Area Conservation Trust has partnered with The Barn Nursery to provide high quality native perennials to the local community.  By ordering native plants through this website you will not only encourage the use of native plants and provide a home for native species, you also help raise money for the Barrington Area Conservation Trust.  All orders can be picked up at The Barn Nursery & Landscape Center in Cary, IL within 5-7 days of placing your order.  You will receive an email notification when your order is ready for pick up.  Thank you for your support!  Place your order here.

CHECK IT OUT!  Here are before and after pictures of a monarch garden planted last year and in full bloom this year!