Tree Stewards Traning Session 6 – Insects and Diseases

Wood River Rec Center 655 N Wood River Ave, Wood River, IL, United States

In Tree Stewards Session 6, class participants will receive information on Insects and Diseases from Chris Evans, University of Illinois Extension Forestry and Research Specialist. Register to attend the Tree Stewards Program: Six, free classes providing education on trees, their benefits, care and needs, identification, and more! Questions? Contact: Class location:

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2024 Native Plant Sale

Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park 1524 Clinton Hills Parkway, Swansea, Illinois

The Spring 2024 Native Plant Sale will offer a variety of plants native to the southwestern Illinois region. Pre-orders can also be picked up at the Plant Sale. $10 per plant - 4.5-in quart pots (nursery grade plants). Proceeds benefit conservation in southern Illinois. This year we are collaborating with the native plant wisdom of […]

Free

History + Nature Walk at Engelmann Farm

Engelmann Farm 309 Shiloh Station Rd, O'Fallon, Illinois, United States

Sitting in pride of place, atop one of the highest points in the region, you will find Engelmann Farm - winding trails through former farmland offer an exceptional view of the Shiloh Valley, virgin forests, and historic homes that remain provide a glimpse into the rich history of the land. Engelmann Farm is now a […]

Free

History + Nature Walk at Engelmann Farm

Engelmann Farm 309 Shiloh Station Rd, O'Fallon, Illinois, United States

Sitting in pride of place, atop one of the highest points in the region, you will find Engelmann Farm - winding trails through former farmland offer an exceptional view of the Shiloh Valley, virgin forests, and historic homes that remain provide a glimpse into the rich history of the land. Engelmann Farm is now a […]

Free

Bird Migration Walk

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Dr. Christopher Theodorakis, a Professor of Biology at SIU-Edwardsville, will lead a walk through Arlington Wetlands. Learn about the birds that call Arlington Wetlands home and the great migration of birds through the Mississippi River flyway. Arlington Wetlands consists of a gravel path, a floating boardwalk, and a mowed path through a prairie. Close-toed shoes […]

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Cycle the Parks – Group Bike Ride

Swansea MetroBikeLink Trailhead on Boul Ave 1439 Boul Avenue, Swansea, Illinois

It's Bike Month! Join a group bike ride on several trails in St. Clair County, visiting and learning about some beautiful parks in the process. Participants should bring your own bicycles, helmets, and water. You can join the ride from any of the designated spots (listed below) to get a longer or shorter ride. All […]

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Cactus Blossom Walk

Knoll Family Wildlife Sanctuary 3805 Wanda Road, Edwardsville, Illinois, United States

Did you know that southern Illinois has a native cactus? It's true! The prickly pear cactus (Opuntia cespitosa) is found in the sandy soils along the Mississippi River. Our newest preserve, Knoll Family Wildlife Sanctuary in Edwardsville, has a HUGE population of these plants. They tend to bloom in late May - July. We hope […]

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SAVE THE DATE: Woods Walk – Winter Tree ID

Learn how to identify trees in the winter time! This year we'll take a walk in the woods to help you sharpen your identification skills. Location TBD. Registration will open this fall.

Free

2024 Annual Meeting & Dinner

Join us as we celebrate our partners, members, volunteers, and team in all we have collectively accomplished for our region's land, water, and communities this past year! More details to be announced later this fall.

2024 Jingle Hike Challenge

The 2024 Jingle Hike Challenge begins on Thanksgiving Day and ends on New Year's Day. Stay tuned for this year's park announcements and prizes! 12 Parks and Conservation Areas will be chosen in our region. In each of those parks, we'll hang a bow and bell on a tree. Find the tree, take a photo […]

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