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.
Request for Proposals for Prequalified Contractors
RFP | Prequalified Contractors To further HLC’s organizational purposes, HeartLands Conservancy (HLC) intends to pre-qualify firms to provide the following services and/or technical assistance for potential future projects: • Environmental/Natural Resource Planning...
Request for Proposals for Legal Services
HLC is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified legal services firms to provide services on an as-needed basis during the calendar year 2023, with the option for HLC to renew services for a period of three (3) years (through December 31, 2025). Legal...
Martinis in the Meadow – Special Earth Day Event
Have a martini and support the meadow! Join us for an unforgettable evening of celebration and support at Martinis in the Meadow, a special Earth Day event benefiting HeartLands Conservancy and The Exploration Garden at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park. Come...
Conservation Log: An Update on Our Progress (Pt 2)
Conservation Log: An Update on Our Progress Dear supporters of HeartLands Conservancy, It's time for part two of our Conservation Log, where we provide an update on the progress of our efforts during the Poag Restoration Project. To ensure we can track the...
Online Spring Native Plant Sale OPENS March 28th!
Spring is finally here, and it's time to get your gardens ready for the season! HeartLands Conservancy is excited to announce our upcoming Online Spring Native Plant Sale, starting on Tuesday, March 28th at 9:00am CST. We've carefully selected a quality collection of...
Keep Up with the Work of HeartLands Conservancy
As a past donor or volunteer of HeartLands Conservancy, you know firsthand the importance of our mission to protect and preserve the natural lands and wildlife of southwestern Illinois. As we continue to work towards our goal, we want to keep you updated on our latest...
Prairie Du Pont Project
Join us on what is sure to be an amazing member only hike with our CEO, Mary Vandevord!
4/13 Clean Water, Bright Future: Canteen Creek Watershed Green Infrastructure Tour
Clean Water, Bright Future: Canteen Creek Watershed Green Infrastructure Tour on April 13, 2023 Did you know that HeartLands Conservancy completed a watershed plan for the Canteen - Cahokia Creek watershed in 2018? We partnered with landowners in the area who were...
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 conserve important ecological, agricultural, recreational, and cultural places. We also “create” places for community enjoyment, such as parks, gardens, and trails.
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.