128. Help Restore Flint Creek for Earth Day

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Want to make a difference this Earth Day? Then you and your kids won’t want to miss the Citizens for Conservation’s special Earth Day class  in Barrington this Saturday, April 7th. The best part about the class — it’s all outdoors!

Photo Courtesy of Bob Lee

To teach the importance of plant restoration, the volunteer group is inviting the public to help them restore Flint Creek Savanna South in Barrington. Because some cutting and lifting brush is involved to make room for native vegetation, participants are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, insect repellent, pruners or loppers (it’s O.K. if you have to look it up!). Citizens for Conservation also recommend wearing closed-toe shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirts.

As a reward for their hard work, kids will receive an educational poster showing native prairie plants, mammals, birds and insects that make a restored woodland and prairie their home. On top of that, there will be marshmallows for roasting on a bonfire and fifty free Sonic Slushies waiting for them after they’ve finished reviving the Barrington creek–Is there any better way to celebrate an accomplishment?

This class is open to children ages 6 and older, as long as they are accompanied by an adult or guardian. The cost is $5.00 per person, and $1.00 for each additional person. CFC members attend free.

The environmental event runs from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 7th, although participants should arrive at the Citizens for Conservation headquarters at 8:45 a.m so they can catch the transportation to Flint Creek. CFC headquarters are located at 459 W. Hwy. 22, Barrington.

Registration is simple, but they’re requesting that you submit registration forms by Wednesday, April 4th.  Just click the link below to print out the registration form, fill it out and fax it back to 847-382-SAVE (7283)

CLICK HERE to Print Out the Registration Form

For more information, call 847-382-7283, email youth-ed@citizensforconservation.org or visit CitizensforConservation.org.

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