CFC’s “Cheers for Restoration” Toasts Land Donation

Citizens for Conservation , Citizens for Conservation , The Talk in 60010
January 15, 2016

More than 200 supporters of Citizens for Conservation attended CFC’s “Cheers for Restoration” at the Onion Pub and Brewery in Lake Barrington on December 6th, 2015.


The fundraising event celebrated and supported restoration of 4.5 acres of Flint Creek wetland donated by the Kainz family, owners of the Onion Pub and Brewery.

The evening included a beer-naming contest, a raffle and silent auction as well as music provided by jazz trio “Unusual Suspects.”

The contest invited guests to select a new name for an Onion Brewery IPA created with hops grown on site in Lake Barrington. The winner? “Blazing Star.”

Tom Vanderpoel, long-time CFC board member and restoration director, presented an oral history of CFC’s land acquisition success since the early 1970s, addressing future plans for continued acquisition and restoration advances in the greater Barrington area, through the combined efforts of CFC and its many partners, donors and volunteers.