Mother Nature Went on Holiday. Earth Week Celebration Workday RESCHEDULED Again for Monday, April 23


April 23, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 5:00  at Pederson Preserve

While we have looked all over, we can’t seem to locate Spring.  It appears that Mother Nature has gone on holiday.  Planting new seedlings in the snow is not ideal.  So, we are once again rescheduling our workday.  The new date will be Monday, April 23, 10:00am to 5:00pm at Pederson Preserve, directly across from the high school.  Join BACT for our first collaborative community conservation event celebrating Earth Week!  Community members, local businesses, municipalities, student and family will come together to honor Mother Nature.  Participants will plant native plants, clear buckthorn and help with habitat restoration.  All ages are welcome.  Drop in for all or just part of the day!  Parking is available in the Pepsico lot.

Fill out our volunteer waiver here.

Partners and Sponsors for this workday include:  Barrington 220 Education Foundation, Barrington High School, PepsiCo R&D, Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Village of Barrington, Village of Barrington Hills.

Monarch Waystation Order Forms Available Now


Monarch Waystation order forms are available now.  Download your form here.  Forms are due by May 1st. Happy planting!

Apply Now For Our Summer Internship Program


BACT Summer Interns Stream Monitoring in Flint Creek

Is your HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT looking for something to do this summer?  Don’t miss out on our great internship opportunity.  We are now accepting applications for our summer internship program.  Applicants must be a current high school student, including incoming freshmen through seniors who graduate the spring immediately before the program.

Completed applications for either of our two sessions must be received by May 1st, 2018.  For more complete information, please click here.

Additional Summer Work and Internship Opportunities


We would like to pass along these other summer internship opportunities in the area.  Please follow the links to find out what other cool summer programs are available.

Jobs for youth!

The Forest Preserve of Cook County is offering the following:

  • See the “FPCC JOBS” attachment for; “Seasonal Youth Outdoor Ambassador Intern.”  March 11deadline. Use this link to apply:

The Friends of the Forest Preserves is offering the following: