HLC Native Plant Sale Order Pick Up

Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park IL

HLC Native Plant Sale Order Pick Up will be held at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 1524 Clinton Hills Parkway, Swansea, IL 62226 For more information, please contact Eric Wright our Land Conservation Program Manager 618-566-4451 ext. 23eric.wright@heartlandsconservancy.org

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Members Hike with CEO at Bohm Woods Nature Preserve

Bohm Woods Nature Preserve IL

Members Hike with CEO at Bohm Woods Nature Preserve Join us on what is sure to be an amazing member only hike with our CEO, Mary Vandevord! Bohm Woods Nature Preserve is the only remaining Grade A old-growth forest in Madison County. We will look for woodland wildflowers in bloom and listen for birds that […]

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Volunteer: Exploration Garden Workday

Exploration Garden at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park IL

Come plant with us! From 9:00am-11:00am on Saturday, May 14th we will be creating a rain garden at Swansea Clinton Hills Exploration Garden in Swansea, IL. We will provide garden gloves, water, and hand trowels.

Arlington Wetlands Workday

Arlington Wetlands IL

Help restore Arlington Wetlands by assisting with invasive species removal, native plantings, and trash clean-up.

WADE: Discover a Wetland! Firefly Hike

Arlington Wetlands IL

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. WADE: Watershed Adventures and Discovery Experience Program is BACK for its second year! On June 17th at 8:30PM, bring your headlamp and join HeartLands Conservancy and SIUE Entomologist Dr. Jason Williams at Arlington Wetlands for a guided firefly hike! We will learn about fireflies, wetlands, frogs, and more.

Arlington Wetlands Workday

Arlington Wetlands IL

Help restore Arlington Wetlands by assisting with invasive species removal, native plantings, and trash clean-up.

Recurring Event Signal Hill Volunteer Day

Signal Hill Volunteer Day

Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom IL

Come out to Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom (Belleville, IL) for a volunteer workday. Help with ongoing restoration efforts to convert this previously abandoned lot to a functional outdoor classroom and community green space. Location and Directions: Located to the S/SE of Signal Hill Park on the West Belleville Trail. The closest address is 22 Signal […]

Bluebird Box Build Session

HeartLands Conservancy IL

Volunteers will assist in constructing pre-cut bluebird boxes for Arlington Wetlands. The Conservation Team will give a short presentation on bluebird box design, walk through a short tutorial on constructing the bluebird boxes, then assist volunteers in constructing bluebird boxes. The event will occur at the HLC office from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Attendance will be […]

Herbicide Training for Volunteers

HeartLands Conservancy IL

Preserving natural areas for wildlife includes removing and controlling the spread of plants that don't belong and cause harm to the ecosystem. Sometimes the only way to do this is with herbicide. This training is for volunteers to learn to safely use herbicides and identify the invasive plant species that will be treated. Participants will […]

Tree Stewards Training Informational Session

HeartLands Conservancy IL

Become an HLC Tree Steward! HeartLands Conservancy is excited to announce the return of the Tree Stewards volunteer program, where volunteers will help look after and take care of new trees in our communities. Our second class of Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that […]

Full Moon Hike: Bohm Woods to Drda Woods

Bohm Woods Nature Preserve IL

Sold Out! Become a creature of the night with HLC. Join us as we traverse the trails from Bohm Woods Nature Preserve to Drda Woods. HLC staff and volunteers will lead participants on a 2 mile hike under the light of the full moon. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes, bringing a flash light, and providing […]

Exploration Garden Volunteer Workday

Exploration Garden at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park IL

Even native plants need a little help when it comes to weeds. Join us for a weeding session in the newly installed demonstration gardens.

Tree Stewards Session 1

HeartLands Conservancy IL

In session 1, Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that educates participants about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas:  Tree identificationBiologySoilsPlantingPruningInsects & Diseases

Meanderings LIVE!

Fletcher's Kitchen & Tap IL

Sold Out! If you'd like to be added to the waiting list please contact Kim O'Bryan | Director of Development & Events at kim.obryan@heartlandsconservancy.org. What once was a two-page office photo-copied HeartLands Conservancy newsletter called Commonfields has now become the much loved glossy magazine, Meanderings. Watch as it changes again to a live show. Join […]

Recurring Event Signal Hill Volunteer Day

Signal Hill Volunteer Day

Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom IL

Come out to Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom (Belleville, IL) for a volunteer workday. Help with ongoing restoration efforts to convert this previously abandoned lot to a functional outdoor classroom and community green space. Location and Directions: Located to the S/SE of Signal Hill Park on the West Belleville Trail. The closest address is 22 Signal […]

Tree Stewards Session 2

HeartLands Conservancy IL

In session 2, Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that educates participants about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas:  Tree identificationBiologySoilsPlantingPruningInsects & Diseases

Online Fall Native Plant Sale

Online IL

The HeartLands Conservancy Online Fall Native Plant Sale is right around the corner! We've carefully chosen a quality selection of native plants that will work for any landscape situation. Whether you’re looking to attract more pollinators to your garden or add some specimen plants to your landscape, we have something for you. Our online sale […]

Tree Stewards Session 3

HeartLands Conservancy IL

In session 3, Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that educates participants about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas:  Tree identificationBiologySoilsPlantingPruningInsects & Diseases

Tree Stewards Session 4

HeartLands Conservancy IL

In session 4, Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that educates participants about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas:  Tree identificationBiologySoilsPlantingPruningInsects & Diseases

Exploration Garden Volunteer Day

Exploration Garden at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park IL

Join us as we create a place that both people and wildlife can enjoy. Please register below.

Online Fall Native Plant Sale CLOSES

Online IL

The HeartLands Conservancy Online Fall Native Plant Sale is right around the corner! We've carefully chosen a quality selection of native plants that will work for any landscape situation. Whether you’re looking to attract more pollinators to your garden or add some specimen plants to your landscape, we have something for you. Our online sale […]

Tree Stewards Session 5

HeartLands Conservancy IL

In session 5, Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that educates participants about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas:  Tree identificationBiologySoilsPlantingPruningInsects & Diseases Guest Presenter: Phil Cox

Recurring Event Signal Hill Volunteer Day

Signal Hill Volunteer Day

Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom IL

Come out to Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom (Belleville, IL) for a volunteer workday. Help with ongoing restoration efforts to convert this previously abandoned lot to a functional outdoor classroom and community green space. Location and Directions: Located to the S/SE of Signal Hill Park on the West Belleville Trail. The closest address is 22 Signal […]

Fall Native Plant Sale Volunteers

Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park IL

Volunteers are critical to a successful Plant Sale Pick Up Day. In the spring of 2022, 22 volunteers provided 69 hours of assistance to help get over 1500 plants and trees to their new homes.  Volunteers will help sort and organize plants, assist customers in fulfilling orders, and help clean up and break down the […]

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