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 conservation 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.