Fall Hike at Schon Park

Ray M. Schon Park IL

“Fall into Hiking” during this easy, mostly paved hiking trail through Ray M. Schon Park and the adjacent natural area at Greenspace North. Schon Park is located across the road from Glen Carbon Village Hall (151 N. Main Street). The rolling hills and forest provide the perfect backdrop for a leisurely hike. Bring your own […]

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Buds & Bark Hike – Winter Tree ID

Willoughby Heritage Farm and Conservation Reserve IL

Hikers will explore the winding, looping trails of Willoughby Farm while also learning some tips and tricks for Winter Tree Identification. (Remember: Correct tree species identification during the Jingle Hike Challenge earns bonus entries!) The trails at Willoughby Farm are considered moderate with hilly terrain; the paths are mostly dirt or mulch. The well-marked and […]

Free

Metro East Tree Week

Various Locations IL

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Friday, April 22 at 6:30 pm: White Oak Society Tour Exclusive White Oak Society Earth Day Tour of Poag Sand Prairie Monday, April 25: Community Tree Distribution Day As part of Tree Week 2022, […]

Free

White Oak Society Tour | Metro East Tree Week

Arlington Wetlands IL

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Friday, April 22 at 6:30 pm: White Oak Society Tour Exclusive White Oak Society Earth Day Tour of Poag Sand Prairie White Oak Society Members can participate in an exclusive Earth Day Tour from […]

Free

Community Tree Distribution Day | Metro East Tree Week

Poag Sand Prairie IL

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Monday, April 25: Community Tree Distribution Day As part of Tree Week 2022, HeartLands Conservancy will be providing over 150 free trees for communities and community organizations for planting in public places. Requests will […]

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Tree ID at HLC | Metro East Tree Week

HeartLands Conservancy IL

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Tuesday, April 26: Tree ID at HLC HLC will host a short tree identification course. This event will include a brief presentation on how to identify trees, common trees of Illinois, a sunset city […]

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Kids Experience Day with Fairmont City Schools | Metro East Tree Week

TBD IL

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Wednesday, April 27: Kids Experience Day with Fairmont City Schools HLC will partner with Fairmont City and Kreitner Elementary School to provide a hands-on, experiential field trip for students to engage in tree planting […]

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Tree Planting Day | Metro East Tree Week

Various Locations IL

We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week, so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information. Friday, April 29: Tree Planting Day Celebrate Arbor Day with a Tree Planting in your community! HLC invites communities who received community trees to share via social media your tree planting event. For any […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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