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Job Opening: Conservation Stewardship Coordinator

Job Opening: Conservation Stewardship Coordinator

We're hiring for a full-time Conservation Stewardship Coordinator to help manage and steward wildlife habitat in southwestern Illinois. If you're passionate about the environment in the Metro East and want to help restore and take care of these special places, this...

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Indian Cahokia Creek 319 Grant Project

Indian Cahokia Creek 319 Grant Project

Illinois EPA awards nearly $862,000 to HeartLands Conservancy for water quality protection within the Indian Creek – Cahokia Creek Watershed in Madison County HeartLands Conservancy applied for the Section 319(h) grant in partnership with Madison County. The total...

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HLC Tree Week 2022

HLC Tree Week 2022

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week 2022 so be sure to mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you out in nature!

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Spring 2022 Native Plant Sale Open

Spring 2022 Native Plant Sale Open

Our 2022 Spring Native Plant sale is open for online orders through April 14, 2022. Order pickup will be in Swansea at the Clinton Hills Conservation Park pavilion on April 30. Order today! Limited quantities!

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HLC Acquires Addition to Poag Sand Prairie

HLC Acquires Addition to Poag Sand Prairie

In 2017, HeartLands Conservancy began working with partners The Nature Conservancy to conserve property in the western Edwardsville area. The properties had to help support and protect habitat for State-threatened frogs and turtles. Working together in 2018, The...

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Help Save Black Crowned Night Herons in Metro East

Help Save Black Crowned Night Herons in Metro East

Black-crowned Night Herons and Snowy Egrets are in peril in southwestern Illinois. HeartLands Conservancy is working with scientists to save and restore habitat for these birds in Madison and St. Clair Counties. There are many ways to help with this conservation effort now and in the future.

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Cypress Swamp Becomes Part of Shawnee National Forest

Cypress Swamp Becomes Part of Shawnee National Forest

In 2015, HeartLands Conservancy began working with partners in Southern Illinois to assist the US Forest Service with acquisitions of critical inholdings of the Shawnee National Forest.  A critical inholding is a property that is completely or almost completely...

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In honor and memory of Dr. Richard Andrews

In honor and memory of Dr. Richard Andrews

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...

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Triple Your Donation: Arlington Wetlands Challenge Grant

Triple Your Donation: Arlington Wetlands Challenge Grant

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,...

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