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 […]


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 […]


SAVE THE DATE: Strawberry Full Moon Hike

Silver Lake Park, Highland IL 3099 Highland Park Rd, Highland, Illinois

Join us for a hike under the Strawberry Moon at Highland Silver Lake! Register here. "The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including […]


Field to Fork

Rock Springs Park, O'Fallon 1428 E 3rd St, O'Fallon, Illinois

Field to Fork is HeartLands Conservancy's annual benefit for conservation that celebrates the best of food, farms, and nature of our region. More details will be announced soon.

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 […]


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 […]