"Saving Living Space for Living Things" through protection, restoration and stewardship of land, conservation of natural resources, and education.
We depend on volunteers to accomplish our various tasks. Our volunteers provide time and/or funds (we have several hundred dues-paying members). Our one of our primary programs is to restore natural habitat on properties we own as well as to critical areas in local Forest Preserves. All of the tracts are located in the vicinity of the Flint Creek watershed and School District 220 in the Barrington area of northeastern Illinois.
Volunteers represent a cross-section of the residents in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. First-time volunteers are sometimes surprised that we include business owners, students, teachers, engineers, gardeners and housewives, all committed to helping the environment. We recognize that we are tied to this area ecologically as well as socially and economically. We do not advocate any specific ethical agenda, the important thing is that we all get together, have some fun, and when we can we educate each other about the issues we know as we get the work done.
Many of our volunteers participate in our weekly restoration workdays as their schedules permit, working in the great outdoors, but there is much more to CFC. We have educators teaching children's classes, and providing adult education programs. Other volunteers do office work or become involved with special community programs, fund-raising, newsletters, plant and animal monitoring
and of course, website design and maintenance. If you have a talent you'd like to share, we'd like to hear about it!
If you wish to help us financially, receive our newsletter and be kept up-to-date on our events and activities, please download the membership form
and mail it to us. We will thank you for it! (We are known for being thrifty, so at this time we do not have a method for online donations. Sorry!)