Citizens for Conservation Earns Notable 2011 EPA and Chicago Wilderness Award
CFC representatives at award ceremony: Back row L to R: volunteer Gene Branson, Board Members Diane Bodkin and John Schweizer. Front row L to R: Board members Patsy Mortimer, Staff Director Sam Oliver, Volunteer Joyce Allen/Photo by Diane Bodkin
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2011 Conservation and Native Landscaping Award
BARRINGTON, IL -- Citizens for Conservation has received an important award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Chicago Wilderness for its Flint Creek Savanna restoration. This is a 2011 Conservation and Native Landscaping Award.
The award recognizes “sites that are exemplary in the use of native landscaping, ecosystem restoration and protection, and/or conservation design. These practices create and protect habitat for a variety of native plant and animal species and result in important environmental benefits for both people and nature.”
Chicago Wilderness and EPA commended CFC’s commitment to Flint Creek Savanna, including the dedication of CFC’s active volunteer base.
They were impressed with the enhanced habitat and biodiversity of prairie, wetland, and oak woods as well as the sharing of seed and plants with other local conservation groups and restoration projects
The judges also cited CFC’s protection of habitat for nesting migratory birds and its public education and communication initiatives.
The award capped Citizens for Conservation’s 40th anniversary celebration of Saving Living Space for Living Things.