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Beaver skull showing large incisors.
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Explore Outdoors at Crabtree Nature Preserve

To help celebrate June as Leave No Child Inside month, Citizens for Conservation was one of many organizations that took part in Explore Outdoors at … Read more ›

A lifeguard watches over swimmers at 63rd Street Beach in Chicago on Tuesday. State guidelines say where lifeguards are required, there must be a minimum of one per 100 bathers or 2,000 square feet of water surface area. ( Armando L. Sanchez, Chicago Tribune / June 17, 2012 )

Lifeguard on duty: Swim at your own risk

Lifeguards at Pioneer Park pool in Arlington Heights always have to be on alert — for swimmers in trouble, but also for the lifeguard certification … Read more ›

CFC-owned wetland at Flint Creek Savanna. Photo courtesy of Bob Lee.
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Citizens for Conservation presents a Leave No Child Inside class

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with Naturalist April Anderson exploring Citizens for Conservation-owned Flint Creek Savanna’s wetland area while learning about the importance of … Read more ›

Playing bug bingo! Photo courtesy of Marcy Trojak.
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What was all the buzz about?

The sun shone brightly, and the threat of a morning storm never materialized last Saturday as Creepy Crawler class attendees hiked through Citizens for Conservation-owned … Read more ›

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Girl Scout Night at Chicago Sky Invites Alumnae to Honor 100th Anniversary and Pay Tribute to Title IX

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA and the 40th anniversary of Title IX. To honor these milestones, Girl Scouts … Read more ›

Photo Courtesy of Gregory Slayton
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Bobblehead Dad: Be a Better Dad Today

Not a day goes by that I don't get to hang out with a dad who inspires me. Yesterday, I was able to spend some … Read more ›

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Village of Island Lake Summer Camps

The Village of Island Lake Parks and Recreation Department is offering full-time Summer Camp for ages Kindergarten – 8th Grades. Camp begins Tuesday, May 29th, … Read more ›

Kites provided by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary. Photo courtesy of Tom Benjamin.
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The first annual Barrington Area KidFest a huge success!

To celebrate June as Leave No Child Inside month, the 1st annual Barrington Area Kid Fest – a fun-filled event combining the 11th annual Community … Read more › Honors Nation’s Leading Moms in Business
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Local Mom Wins Top Honors in Mom Business Competition

May, 2012 – From among thousands of contestants, online store ‘Grow With Love Boutique’ and owner Gail Heraty from Hawthorn Woods has been ranked in … Read more ›

Tree Detectives courtesy of Diane Bodkin.
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Citizens for Conservation presents a Leave No Child Inside class “Tree Detectives”

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon as we hike Citizens for Conservation-owned Flint Creek Savanna while learning about the variety of native trees at CFC. … Read more ›