Date Set for Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk

Paulus Park in Lake Zurich will be the setting on June 9 for another Tunnel to Towers 5k Run/Walk honoring the fallen heroes of 9/11. Organized by the Lake Zurich chapter of the national Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the funds raised benefit charities that support the families of first responders impacted by the terrorist attacks of September 11, as well as veterans wounded in action. Learn more at @tunneltotowerslakezurich.

Barrington Broncos Baseball Receives Significant Gift from Marquardt of Barrington

Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC again partnered with the Barrington High School Baseball Booster Club raising funds enabling the baseball team to compete at a tournament in South Carolina. Marquardt’s unique Drive4$50 Campaign has helped Barrington High School raise tens of thousands of dollars over the last decade. This week Marquardt presented the team with a check for over $7,100.

“We are proud to support our community and the BHS Baseball Booster Club really gets the word out and leverages our program” said Dan Marquardt, Dealer-Partner of Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC.

Citizens for Conservation Acquires Land for Restoration

Citizens for Conservation, one of the oldest and most successful volunteer conservation groups in Illinois, today announced that it has acquired two parcels of land that are significant additions towards achieving the group’s 25-year strategic goal of linked ecosystems in the Barrington area.

One parcel was acquired from Arthur Rice III and Lynn Rice and is across Hart Road to the west of CFC’s Craftsbury Preserve, which is currently being restored. CFC plans to consolidate the preserve with the new 31-acre parcel creating a single preserve, divided by Hart Road. The new preserve will be 53 acres, and will be CFC’s second-largest preserve, after Flint Creek Savanna. The other parcel of nearly five acres on West Oak Knoll Road in Barrington Hills was generously donated to CFC by the Joan Y. Mullins Trust. The land is near CFC’s Grigsby Prairie Preserve and is adjacent to the open space of Barrington Hills Country Club. CFC will be developing land management plans for the property in the future.

With the new acquisitions, CFC now owns and manages more than 476 acres.