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.
Join us on what is sure to be an amazing member only hike with our CEO, Mary Vandevord!
Growing up on a farm, Ed learned the importance of nature and sustainability. When he became President of the Swansea Rotary, he knew he wanted to continue those ideals by naturalizing an area of the Clinton Hills Conservation Park into a place for butterflies, and by...
Celebrate Earth Day as we raise funds for the Exploration Garden at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park. Details are to be announced soon! Contact Information:
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.