ENHANCING COMMUNITIES THROUGH NATURE
Who We Are
HeartLands Conservancy works for clean water, access to the outdoors, healthy ecosystems, and resilient communities in southwestern Illinois.
Even though we are past the worst of the pandemic, we are still unable to hold our annual Field to Fork fundraiser this year. The beloved summer event raises money for ongoing conservation efforts in southwestern Illinois. Funds that are critical to healthy habitats,...
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION We’re looking for our next Director of Finance and Administration. You’re the one we’re looking for if you’re detail-oriented, love numbers and have excellent organization, time management, and communication...
Dear HLC, I am mailing a check for $1,000 for the Arlington Wetlands challenge in honor and memory of Dr. Richard Andrews, a deceased Zoology professor at Eastern Illinois University. I worked as a lab assistant for him from 1968-1971 and as such, I had the...
What We Do
We act, advocate, and collaborate for the protection of important places and for community growth strategies that balance a healthy ecosystem and cultural heritage with economic vitality and human well-being.
We work in partnership with public agencies and residents to protect and manage water in southwestern Illinois through green infrastructure, flood and climate adaptation strategies, and healthy watershed initiatives.
We work with and assist communities on projects and initiatives focused on parks, trails, planning, mapping, climate adaptation, green infrastructure, community engagement, and many other needs.
Explore the places our supporters have had a hand in protecting, managing, or creating in southern Illinois. These places are open to the public (unless noted) and are owned by HeartLands Conservancy or other collaborating entities, such as a state or local government.
We host numerous ways to get involved with nature, connect with others in the region, and lend a hand. Choose a favorite activity or discover something new.
SUPPORT OUR CAUSE
We rely on your generous support to protect irreplaceable green spaces and clean water in southern Illinois.
VOLUNTEER WITH US
Join a growing community passionate about land, water, and communities in southwestern Illinois.